International trade

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, lobsters await shipping at a wholesale distributer in Arundel, Maine. The United States and the European Union have announced a modest agreement to cut tariffs on less than $300 million worth of annual trade between them. The EU will drop import taxes on U.S. lobsters for the next five years and will work to make the move permanent. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
August 21, 2020 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine lobsters should soon be returning to European pots under a modest trade agreement announced Friday. In a big win for Maine's beleaguered lobster industry, the European Union agreed to drop its 8% tariff on U.S. lobsters for the next five years and to work to make the move...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference after Brexit trade talks between the EU and the UK, in Brussels, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2020 - 9:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain remained deadlocked Friday in their talks on trade ties after Brexit, with EU negotiator Michel Barnier saying that any chance of a deal seemed to be slipping away. “Too often this week it felt as if we were going backwards more than forward given the...
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August 20, 2020 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accounts of abusive conditions and forced labor have prompted the U.S. to ban imports from a Taiwan-based fishing vessel that reportedly has supplied the global tuna trading company that acquired Bumble Bee Seafoods this year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the order...
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August 20, 2020 - 4:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Commerce Ministry official said Thursday that talks with the U.S. on a trade agreement that were postponed last week will be held “soon.” The unnamed ministry official said the two sides had decided to hold the talks in coming days. the official gave no further details. The...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing money exchange rates at a securities firm in Tokyo on May 29, 2020. Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, after the S&P 500 logged a fresh all-time high. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 19, 2020 - 8:02 am
World share prices pushed higher on Wednesday after the S&P 500 logged an all-time high, with U.S. futures up again ahead of the start of trading. The future for the S&P 500 was up 0.1% while the contract for the Dow industrials gained 0.2%, suggesting the euphoria from the S&P 500′s...
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A medical worker takes samples from a police officer during COVID-19 testing at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 19, 2020 - 2:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean health workers have found more than 600 coronavirus infections linked to a Seoul church led by a vocal opponent of the country’s president as officials began restricting gatherings in the greater capital area amid fears that transmissions...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing money exchange rates at a securities firm in Tokyo on May 29, 2020. Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, after the S&P 500 logged a fresh all-time high. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 18, 2020 - 11:44 pm
Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after the S&P 500 logged a fresh all-time high. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged higher after the country reported its exports fell 19% in July from a year earlier. Markets in Hong Kong were closed due to a tropical storm. The data was an improvement over a...
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Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 2:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Former journalist Chrystia Freeland became Canada’s first female finance minister on Tuesday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Freeland to the job after Bill Morneau resigned on Monday. Freeland also keeps her job as deputy prime minister. She is credited with helping to negotiate...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2020 file photo, visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus look at the latest products at a Huawei store in Beijing. The U.S. government is imposing another round of restrictions on tech giant Huawei as President Donald Trump renews accusations the Chinese company’s telecommunications equipment is used for spying. The Commerce Department’s new rules which will further block Huawei from getting access to chip technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
August 18, 2020 - 5:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — China accused Washington of damaging global trade with sanctions that threaten to cripple tech giant Huawei and said Tuesday it will protect Chinese companies but gave no indication of possible retaliation. Rules confirmed Monday by the Commerce Department block suppliers from using...
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In this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo a shopper looks over the wine at King & Godfree, one of Australia's oldest licensed grocery stores in, Melbourne, Australia. China on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, began investigating whether Australia is dumping wine in a trade dispute that further strains relations between the countries and could shut the biggest export market for Australian wine. (AP Photo/Mal Fairclough, FILE)
August 18, 2020 - 5:11 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China on Tuesday began investigating whether Australia is dumping wine in a trade dispute that further strains relations between the countries and could shut the biggest export market for Australian wine. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the anti-dumping...
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