Global trade

Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, speaks during a press briefing about the WTO's World Trade Report 2017 at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 10:10 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization says he understands that President Donald Trump wants to create U.S. jobs, but warns that getting tough on trade can trigger a "domino effect" that could derail such goals in the first place. Speaking to The Associated Press, Roberto Azevedo...
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April 12, 2018 - 7:33 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank were concerned about a strengthening euro and the possibility of a global trade war as they decided to go slow in removing economic stimulus. That view was contained in the written account released Thursday of the bank's March 8...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi has promised to cut China's auto import tariffs and ease restrictions on foreign ownership in its auto industry amid an escalating tariff spat with Washington, in a speech Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at a business conference. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
April 10, 2018 - 9:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Tuesday to cut China's auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors worry could set back the global economic recovery...
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China's President Xi Jinping delivers his opening speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao in south China's Hainan province, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Xi promised to cut auto import taxes, open China's markets further and improve conditions for foreign companies in a speech Tuesday that called for international cooperation against a backdrop of a spiraling dispute with Washington over trade and technology. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping set the stage Tuesday for a possible effort to resolve a worsening clash with Washington over technology and trade by promising to cut auto import taxes, improve intellectual property protection and boost imports. Xi's pledges at a business conference came as...
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April 10, 2018 - 4:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — China is filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization against U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum products. The Geneva-based trade body said Tuesday that China has requested 60 days of consultations with the United States to resolve the dispute. If the two sides can't agree on a...
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In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, a couple walk by an American flag signboard on display outside a supermarket selling imported groceries at the Qingdao bonded zone in east China's Shandong province. China is vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if President Donald Trump raises tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Financial markets tumbled after Trump asked his U.S. trade representative to consider more tariffs. This followed Beijing's announcement that it would increase duties on U.S. soybeans, aircraft and other items. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out-of-the-blue...
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In this March. 29, 2018 photo, container ships is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. The news comes a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in U.S. products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move earlier this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports. (AP Photo)
April 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China's government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, photo, visitors look at airplane component parts on display at Aviation Expo China in Beijing. China On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 vowed to take measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it would immediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 04, 2018 - 10:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington. The country's tax agency gave no date for the 25 percent increase to take effect...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, photo, visitors look at airplane component parts on display at Aviation Expo China in Beijing. China On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 vowed to take measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it would immediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 04, 2018 - 3:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday vowed to impose measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling technology dispute that has fueled fears it might set back the global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it...
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Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, Monday, April 2, 2018. China raised import duties on U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 02, 2018 - 11:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, apples and other products Monday in an escalating dispute with Washington over trade and industrial policy. The government of President Xi Jinping said it was responding to a U.S. tariff hike on steel and aluminum. But...
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