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UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Farm groups, fearing a trade war, voice concerns to McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday she is concerned about the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Pacific Rim trade pact makes step toward new deal without U.S.

Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without U.S., saying it shows a …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump

An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach.


Accord on revised Pacific Rim trade pact stalled

Talks on a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have stalled Friday as Canada balked at a basic agreement worked out in ministerial-level talks …


Perdue offers hope for farming issues in Trump administration

Sonny Perdue’s views on agriculture offer some hope for longer-term stability. It wouldn’t make sense for Trump to nominate him and then ignore him.


Robert J. Samuelson: Trade warrior takes on phantom menace

What Trump gets from his trade crusade is a (false) rallying cry for more U.S. jobs. What the United States gets, if anything, is less clear.


TPP’s demise hits close to home

Promising new economic opportunities have been buried. That’s especially painful for Washington, the most trade-dependent state in the union.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Nike, Ford caught in crossfire of Trump’s trade overhaul

Sneaker producers, automakers and retail giants are facing tumult in their international operations as President Donald Trump pushes ahead with a dramatic overhaul of U.S. trade policy. His decision not …


Trump moves to pull U.S. out of big Asia trade deal

Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Reversal on trade pact leaves some in Northwest worried, others relieved

Washington business and trade groups characterized President Donald Trump’s move Monday to back off from a proposed trade pact among Asia-Pacific nations as a setback for the state’s economy.


Trump’s withdrawal from Asia trade deal viewed as boon for China

President Donald Trump’s formal withdrawal from a long-planned trade deal with Pacific Rim nations creates a political and economic vacuum that China is eager to fill, offering a boost for …


Trump’s trade talk raises concerns

About one-third of Washington state jobs depend on trade, so it’s nerve-racking to watch the Trump administration flout diplomatic tradition with China, trash trade deals and promote steep tariffs.


Obama presses ahead on TPP, brushing off Clinton’s critique

President Barack Obama brushed off opposition from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to a free-trade agreement with Asia on Tuesday, vowing to try to force the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress …


Sue Lani Madsen: Trans-Pacific Partnership will create winners, losers in Washington state

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could help some Washington businesses and industries and hurt others. Sue Lani Madsen is waiting for more information from the U.S. International Trade Commission before deciding whether …


Presidential campaign roils Obama’s free-trade plans

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States …


Spokane City Council unanimously opposes Trans-Pacific trade deal

The Spokane City Council passed a resolution opposing the Tran-Pacific Partnership.