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EU prepares retaliatory tariffs against U.S. in spat over Boeing and Airbus subsidies

April 10, 2019 |

The European Union is preparing retaliatory tariffs against the United States over subsidies to Boeing Co., significantly escalating transatlantic trade tensions hours after Washington vowed to hit the EU with duties over its support for Airbus.

The two sets of punitive measures are the latest…


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Trump has cited national security to justify tariffs. A new WTO ruling spells trouble

April 5, 2019 |

The World Trade Organization published its first ruling on national security Friday, setting a legal precedent that is likely to lead to a clash with the United States over tariffs.

The landmark ruling, on a dispute between Russia and Ukraine, both affirms the rights of nations to impose trade…


L.A. Times – Business

China Officials Tap Lower Tariffs, Debt Sales to Aid Growth

March 24, 2019 |

China Officials Tap Lower Tariffs, Debt Sales to Aid GrowthThe country will continue to cut import taxes and create a first-rate environment for foreign businesses as it opens up the economy, Vice Premier Han Zheng said at the China Development Forum in Beijing on Sunday, without offering details on tariff reduction. Han reaffirmed policies to better protect intellectual property rights, forbid forced technology transfers and reduce restricted areas for foreign investment toward the level of access in free-trade zones. Meanwhile, the government will speed up bond sales and the use of the funding to boost domestic demand, Finance Minister Liu Kun said at the same event.



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U.S. Drops Threat of 25% Tariffs on Chinese Goods

February 28, 2019 |

In the strongest sign yet that an accord is near, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the U.S. was abandoning for now its threat to raise tariffs to 25% on $ 200 billion of Chinese goods.
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Stocks rise broadly after Trump delays boosting tariffs on Chinese goods

February 25, 2019 |

Stocks moved broadly higher on Wall Street on Monday after President Trump agreed to hold off on raising tariffs on Chinese goods. The planned tariff hikes would have escalated a damaging trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

Investors had been growing increasingly optimistic over…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Eases Off Hard Deadline for China Tariffs

February 20, 2019 |

President Trump gave his firmest indication yet that the U.S. may not increase tariffs on Chinese goods on March 1, as scheduled, despite statements by his top trade official that the U.S. should stick to a firm deadline.
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U.S. Debates Lifting China Tariffs to Hasten Trade Deal, Calm Markets

January 18, 2019 |

U.S. officials are debating ratcheting back tariffs on Chinese imports as a way to calm markets and give Beijing an incentive to make deeper concessions in a trade battle that has rattled global economies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

How Tariffs Could Trickle Down to Your Kitchen Remodel

December 27, 2018 |

Tariffs are having an impact in kitchens across the U.S. Just about every material you’d need to remodel a kitchen is now subject to the earlier round of tariffs.
WSJ.com: US Business

China cuts tariffs on more than 700 goods as it works to open its economy

December 25, 2018 |

China has announced another round of tariff cuts, lowering import taxes on more than 700 goods starting Jan. 1 as part of its efforts to open up its economy and lower costs that the people who live there must pay.

There will also be cuts to some export tariffs, and temporary import tariff rates…


L.A. Times – Business

GoPro will move some manufacturing out of China to avoid tariffs — but it’s not promising U.S. jobs

December 10, 2018 |

GoPro Inc. will move most of its U.S.-bound camera production out of China by summer, becoming one of the first brand-name electronics makers to take such action to minimize the impact of the U.S.-China trade war.

“Today’s geopolitical business environment requires agility,” GoPro Chief Financial…


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