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U.S. imposes tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies are among the high-profile targets with Europe ready to hit back against its own list of iconic or politically sensitive US products in 2020

WTO approves U.S. tariffs worth $7.5B on EU goods in Airbus retaliation

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The ruling is the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization history and a landmark moment in the 15-year long Airbus-Boeing battle

US TARIFFS. The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva on April 12, 2018. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump defends China trade policy

Aug 04, 2019 - 8:26 AM

US President Donald Trump says other countries are clamoring to reach trade deals with the US following the tariffs imposed on China

TRADE WAR. China's President Xi Jinping (R) greets US President Donald Trump before a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

China vows to strike back at U.S. tariffs threat

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:25 PM

'Slapping on tariffs is definitely not a constructive way to resolve economic and trade frictions, it's not the correct way,' says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

TRADE WAR. This file picture taken on November 6, 2018, shows a Chinese and US flags at a booth during the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

China says U.S. tariffs must be lifted for a trade deal

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'If the two sides can reach an agreement, the tariffs imposed must be completely eliminated. China's attitude toward this is clear and consistent,' says Chinese commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng

SIDE BY SIDE. In this file photo, a Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags. Pool/AFP

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mexican president says confident that U.S. will negotiate on tariffs

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:55 PM

A Mexican delegation will meet in Washington with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the surprise tariff

CONFIDENT. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he is confident that US will negotiate on the tariffs, as China imposed a new round for US products too. Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP; Obrador photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Trump plans to delay auto tariffs for 6 months – industry sources

May 15, 2019 - 11:45 PM

New tariffs risk exploding already tense trade relations with Washington's major trading partners, who are angry about punitive duties on steel and aluminum imposed last year

US TARIFFS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the International Union of Operating Engineers International Training and Education Center in Crosby, Texas, on April 10, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

U.S. to delay China tariff increase – Trump

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The US president also says he plans to hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago to sign a deal

US President Donald Trump doesn't want to invite Cleveland Cavaliers nor the Golden State Warriors for an official White House visit. AFP Photo

U.S. and China in trade tariffs truce after tense G20 summit

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump withdraws his threat to raise the US tariffs even more on January 1, in return for a promise from China to buy more US goods and enter into a 90-day period of talks to resolve their differences

TAX SUSPENSION. US President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

China says can't hold US trade talks with 'knife to the throat'

Sep 25, 2018 - 4:46 PM

"Now that the US has adopted this type of large-scale trade restrictions, they're holding a knife to someone's throat. Under these circumstances, how can negotiations proceed?" Wang Shouwen tells a news conference.

WANG SHOUWEN. China's Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen (R) prepares to leave after a press conference with International Trade Representative and Vice Minister of Commerce Fu Ziying in Beijing on September 25, 2018. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Trump's tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports kick in

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, roughly half China's US exports, with American consumers set to increasingly feel the pain

TRUMP'S TARIFFS. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press following a briefing on Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

China, U.S. to resume trade talks in late August

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The two countries are expected to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16 billion worth of goods from each country on August 23

China blasts U.S. solar tariffs, takes WTO action

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:33 PM

China's commerce ministry accuses Washington of erecting trade barriers while subsidizing its domestic industry

WTO. The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters are seen in Geneva on April 12, 2018. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump unleashes trade war with tariffs on China

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Economists have warned that the tit-for-tat measures could throttle global growth and strike at the heart of the world trade system, causing shockwaves across the planet

EU slaps tariffs on U.S. as trade war erupts

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The tariffs will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China

File photos from AFP, Shutterstock

Trump prepares China tariff target list as confrontation escalates

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:44 AM

Imposing the tariffs would escalate the trade confrontation with Beijing, and potentially set off a round of tit-for-tat retaliation, which economists warn would damage the global economy

US TRADE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

U.S. lists $50 billion in Chinese imports facing tariffs

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The list – which includes electronics, aircraft parts, satellites, medicine, machinery and other goods – has yet to be finalized

WTO CRITIC. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) plenary session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 11, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

U.S. blasts 'unfair' Chinese tariffs on 128 products

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The levies are in response to tariffs of 10% on aluminum and 25% on steel that have also angered United States allies

WHITE HOUSE. The White House has unveiled plans to impose new tariffs on about $60 billion of Chinese imports over the 'theft' of intellectual property. File photo from Wikipedia Commons

Trump suspends metal tariffs for key U.S. trade partners

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:19 AM

The suspension until May 1 covers EU member states, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea

SUSPENSION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with House Republican leaders and Republican members at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2017. File photo by  Nicholas Kamm/AFP

EU says no 'immediate' clarity from US on trade tariffs

Mar 11, 2018 - 12:02 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's new tariffs has stung the European Union, along with other major partners, and triggered warnings of an all-out international trade war

ALUMINUM TARIFF. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2014, an employee checks an aluminum roll at the Constellium factory in Biesheim, eastern France. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Trump signs sweeping tariffs, defying trade war warnings

Mar 09, 2018 - 9:58 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says the tariffs will not initially apply to Canada and Mexico, and that close partners on security and trade could negotiate exemptions

Trump steps up trade threats as Cohn resigns in protest

Mar 07, 2018 - 3:56 PM

The White House downplays the idea that economic advisor Gary Cohn resigned over more aggressive trade policies

GARY COHN. In this file photo, Gary Cohn, chief economic advisor to US President Donald Trump, speaks after Trump announced the Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/ AFP

China 'won't sit idly by' if US harms trade

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) 'China doesn't want a trade war with the United States,' says China National People's Congress spokesman Zhang Yesui

CHINA RESPONDS. China leader Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening session of the Chinese Communist Party's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

China's foreign minister slams Trump tariffs on steel, aluminum

Mar 03, 2018 - 7:41 PM

'Many European countries and Canada have all said they cannot accept this,' adds Foreign Minister Wang Yi

US TARIFFS. In this file photo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on April 29, 2016. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP