Trade barriers

Peru's Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros, left, Secretary of Economy of Mexico Idelfonso Guajardo, center, and Japan's Trans-Pacific Partnership minister Toshimitsu Motegi talk during the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
March 08, 2018 - 4:18 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs just hours before President Donald Trump announced his plans to impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump...
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 08, 2018 - 12:44 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's top monetary official criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as a "dangerous" unilateral move. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, said that the "immediate spillover of the trade...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a reporter's question during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 07, 2018 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump's planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security "carve-outs," a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 07, 2018 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local): 9:40 p.m. President Donald Trump's trade and manufacturing adviser says the president's planned tariffs for steel and aluminum imports would not immediately apply to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2007, file photo, activist investor Carl Icahn speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. Icahn denied having knowledge of President Donald Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before he sold about $31 million of stock in steel-dependent Manitowoc Co. A regulatory filing shows that Icahn sold almost 1 million shares in The Manitowoc Co. from Feb. 12, 2018, through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 07, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn denied having prior knowledge of President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before he sold about $31 million of stock in steel-dependent Manitowoc Co. "Any suggestion that we had prior knowledge of the Trump...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 07, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sinking Wednesday as investors worry that more protectionist trade policies are on the way. Gary Cohn, the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump, resigned after he opposed the administration's planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. Trump also...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem, left, arrives for a meeting of the College of the European Commission at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The European Union will set out its strategy Wednesday on how to counter potential U.S. punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 07, 2018 - 8:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed trade tariffs (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Denmark's foreign minister says no one will end up winning if a trade war ensues between the United States and the European Union. Anders Samuelsen says "at the end of the...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The European Union will set out its strategy Wednesday on how to counter potential U.S. punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 07, 2018 - 7:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Wednesday that it is ready to retaliate against the U.S. over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, with counter-measures against iconic U.S. products like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and bourbon. Trade Commissioner...
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Currency traders talk near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after the surprise departure of President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, who was the administration’s leading internal opponent of his planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 07, 2018 - 5:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday after the surprise departure of President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, who was the administration's leading internal opponent of his planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 06, 2018 - 11:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reports of White House dysfunction (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Top Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, has been the leading...
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