Trade barriers

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2003 file photo, a Chinese shopkeeper stands behind a row of beef products at an open air market in Beijing, China. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy.(AP Photo/File)
May 12, 2017 - 1:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and close...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2003 file photo, a Chinese shopkeeper stands behind a row of beef products at an open air market in Beijing, China. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy.(AP Photo/File)
May 11, 2017 - 11:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even...
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President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, MD., Friday, April 28, 2017. President Trump is returning from addressing the National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 28, 2017 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend his 100th day in office talking tough on trade in one of the states that delivered his unlikely win. The president is expected to sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative to...
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President Donald Trump gives his pen to a teacher from Virginia after signing the Education Federalism Executive Order during a federalism event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 26, 2017 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will direct his administration Thursday to expedite a new investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the president will sign a memo ordering him to determine the impact of rising...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:43 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister warned energy companies on Thursday that they would be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was unacceptable that...
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Softwood lumber is unloaded at Murray Brothers Lumber Company woodlot in Madawaska, Ontario on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The upper Midwest timber industry is welcoming the Trump administration's announcement that it's imposing tariffs averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 10:15 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Trudeau commented a day after the announcement of new U.S...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Monday to impose a 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada, escalating an intensifying trade dispute between the two countries. The president announced the decision during a gathering with conservative media...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, left, stands with Development Committee Chair Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, before the Development Committee plenary, at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 22, 2017 - 8:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This year's meetings were...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers, Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 31, 2017 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders Friday focused on reducing the trade deficit just days before he holds his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart. Trump's aides insist the timing is coincidental, but the administration is touting the moves as evidence...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gestures as he arrives at the G20 finance minister meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers. Finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries meeting in the southern...
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