Tariffs

    • US, China resume trade talks

      US, China resume trade talks

      Top US and Chinese trade officials relaunched trade talks as Washington and Beijing work to iron out a trade deal after a two-month hiatus. According to American media, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke on the phone to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan “to continue negotiations aimed at resolving the outstanding trade disputes” between the world’s two largest economies.

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    • US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      US threatens new tariffs on $4bn of EU goods

      The United States threatened on Monday to impose tariffs on $4bn in European Union goods, citing vague “additional analysis” ostensibly over the lengthy dispute involving subsidies for the world's two largest plane manufacturers. The decision though also came mere days after the bloc restarted trade in essential goods with Iran.

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    • US sending trade delegation to China next week

      US sending trade delegation to China next week

      The US will send a high-level delegation to Beijing next week as trade negotiations with China continue, the White House said. As a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will head to Beijing, where they will meet with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for talks that start on 30 April.

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    • EU countries approve launch of US trade talks

      EU countries approve launch of US trade talks

      EU Member States gave the green light on Thursday for Brussels to open trade talks with Washington, ending months of stalemate due to opposition from France. Yet, France said it would nonetheless make a show of opposing the start of the talks when the negotiating mandate is put to a vote of EU agriculture ministers on Monday, seen as largely symbolic.

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    • US warns of new tariffs on EU goods

      US warns of new tariffs on EU goods

      The United States is threatening to slap tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of imports from Europe, in retaliation for what it calls unfair subsidies of Airbus jets. The proposed tariffs would cover not only aircraft but also wine, cheese, woolen suits, Swiss knives and other signature European products. The proposed levies were announced by President Donald Trump, who argued on Twitter that the EU has "taken advantage of the US on trade for many years" and is now time for a change.

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    • US-China resume trade talks

      US-China resume trade talks

      US officials will travel to China next week to resume face-to-face talks aimed at ending a trade war between them, the White House announced on Saturday. Chinese officials will visit US for further talks in Washington in the beginning of April, as well.

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    • Global trade growth to slide further in 2019

      Global trade growth to slide further in 2019

      A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions continue, the World Trade Organisation said on Tuesday, 19 February.

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    • EU to act swiftly if Trump hits it with car tariffs

      EU to act swiftly if Trump hits it with car tariffs

      The European Union said on Monday it will act in a “swift and adequate” manner if President Trump decides to slap tariffs on imported vehicles to the US. The announcement was made by EU Spokesman Margaritis Schinas, who warned that in case Trump went ahead with “actions detrimental to European exports, the European Commission would react in a swift and adequate manner.”

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    • EU open to new trade talks with US

      EU open to new trade talks with US

      EU’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Wednesday that the bloc is still open to talks with the United States on industrial goods tariffs, but Washington had not yet shown any serious interest.

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