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From jets to cheese: Trump wants to impose new tariffs on EU

The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods – from airplanes to Gouda cheese – in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Trade panel: Boeing got unfair U.S. tax break, hurting Airbus

Delivering final word in a nearly 14-year standoff, a World Trade Organization body has ruled that Boeing received an illegal U.S. tax break from Washington state that damaged sales by …


WTO panel rules in favor of U.S. in Chinese farm subsidy case

The World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with China over agricultural subsidies, saying Beijing went beyond WTO limits in its support …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

World trade group is likely to probe Trump’s China tariffs

Tension between the U.S. and China is about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization ready to investigate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3 p.m.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook.


Trump tariffs undermine trust in rules-based global commerce

The Trump administration’s move to impose tariffs on countries like China undermines the rules-based system of global commerce that the United States itself helped create after World War II, experts …


World Trade Organization warns that Trump risks trade war

The World Trade Organization warned Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump is risking an economically damaging trade war if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel …


Boeing boosted by ruling throwing out EU claim of state aid

Boeing notched a key victory in a years-long legal case against its European rival, Airbus, after an international body rejected the European Union’s claims that Washington state was giving Boeing …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

WTO backs Boeing vs EU in Washington state incentives case

The appellate body of the World Trade Organization has rejected claims by the European Union against tax incentives provided by Washington state to Boeing, handing a victory to the U.S. …


WTO says Boeing offered illegal tax breaks by Washington Legislature

A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to …


U.S. repeals meat labeling law after WTO rulings against it

WASHINGTON – It’s now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law …


U.S. disputes China’s export subsidies, says they violate fair trade rules

WASHINGTON – The United States is challenging China at the World Trade Organization, alleging the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes exports in seven industries. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative …


EU to appeal ruling by WTO on Airbus

GENEVA – The European Union will appeal today a landmark trade ruling that found it gave planemaker Airbus a wide range of illegal subsidies in its battle with U.S. competitor …


Boeing gets boost from ruling in world trade dispute

Confidentially, the United States has won a major victory for Boeing Co. in its ongoing fight against allegedly illegal European government aid to rival Airbus. Confidentially because the World Trade …


WTO rules on Airbus subsidies

The World Trade Organization handed down a preliminary report Friday on complaints of illegal subsidies from European governments to Airbus. Government officials weren’t commenting Friday morning but members of Congress …


Trade ministers gather amid protectionist fears

DAVOS, Switzerland – Trade ministers gathered on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting vowed on Saturday to work toward completing the long-stalled Doha Round of international trade …