Trade barriers

December 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized China on Thursday following reports that Chinese ships transferred oil to North Korean vessels at sea in violation of U.N. sanctions over the North's nuclear weapons program. Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED," adding he...
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Matthew Rycroft, left, Britain's Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vote in favor of a resolution, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. The council is voting on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 22, 2017 - 4:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. mainland. The resolution adopted by the council includes...
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Workers collect wooden planks for recycling outside an exhibition center in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Chinese leaders have promised to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system following an annual planning meeting amid slowing economic growth and pressure from trading partners to open their markets wider. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 20, 2017 - 7:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders promised Wednesday to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system amid slowing economic growth and pressure from Washington and Europe to open their markets wider. A statement issued after a three-day planning meeting contained no new initiatives and...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, a vendor takes stock of imported food at a mall in Beijing. China is cutting import tariffs on a range of consumer goods amid pressure from the United States, Europe and other governments for better access to its growing domestic market. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 24, 2017 - 1:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced tariff cuts Friday on consumer goods including avocados, mineral water and baby carriages in a new effort to spur economic growth driven by domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade and investment. Beijing faces pressure from the United States, Europe and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, trucks transport goods to North Korea through the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China has criticized unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. The Chinese foreign ministry gave no indication whether Beijing might take action in response. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday criticized "unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. Beijing is "fully implementing" U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed over the North's pursuit of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, walks to the tractor shed on his farm in Westboro, Mo. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Hurst says NAFTA has been good for his business and worries that he'll lose out in a renegotiation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 12, 2017 - 2:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if he can't get what he wants in a renegotiation. But what he wants — from...
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October 06, 2017 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's biggest business group is warning the Trump administration that a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a "political and economic debacle" that would cost hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. Talking with reporters Friday, John Murphy, a senior...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, North Korean performers entertain customers at the Okryugwan restaurant in Beijing. Chinese news reports Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, say the government has ordered most North Korean-owned businesses and ventures with Chinese partners to close under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
September 28, 2017 - 7:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs. China is North Korea's main trading partner, making Beijing's cooperation essential to the success of...
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September 19, 2017 - 6:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — A business group urged China on Tuesday to carry out promises to open its economy and warned that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and European criticism. The European Union Chamber of Commerce said in a report that Beijing is backtracking in some...
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September 15, 2017 - 12:12 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance of its rivals and a big technological advance. Since...
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