• Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    FACT CHECK: Trump Overstates Benefits From Mexico Tariffs

    President Donald Trump is overstating the benefits of his threatened tariffs on automobiles and parts imported from Mexico while glossing over the likely harm to American consumers of substantially higher prices for new cars. In tweets Tuesday, Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25%...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    Escalation in Trump Tariffs Looms Over US-China Trade Talks

    U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday just hours before the United States was set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. China has threatened to retaliate if President Donald Trump goes ahead with the tariff hikes, adding to the heated rhetoric from both sides that was shaking stock markets...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Trump Extends China Tariff Deadline, Cites Progress in Talks

    President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted that there had been “productive talks” on some of the difficult issues dividing the U.S. and China, adding that “I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March...

  • Donald Trump Feb 21, 2019

    US, China Resume Trade Talks in Washington Ahead of Deadline

    The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He sat down with a U.S. team led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2018

    Trump Poised to Tax an Additional $200B in Chinese Imports

    The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. companies that import everything from handbags to bicycle tires. The administration could decide to begin taxing the imports — equal to nearly 40 percent of...

  • China Aug 24, 2018

    US-China Trade Talks End With No Breakthrough

    U.S. and Chinese negotiators ended two days of meetings Thursday without breaking a deadlock over trade that has unnerved financial markets and disrupted global commerce. The delegations “exchanged views on how to achieve fairness, balance and reciprocity in the economic relationship,” Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said in a statement. She did not mention further talks. A Chinese Commerce...

  • China Apr 4, 2018

    US Proposes Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Imports

    The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing’s alleged theft of American technology. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a list targeting 1,300 Chinese products, including industrial robots and telecommunications equipment.

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2018

    Revamped Deal Widens US Access to South Korean Car Market

    The Trump administration said Tuesday it has widened U.S. access to South Korea’s car market while providing American manufacturers protection from South Korean imports. The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement to overhaul the six-year-old U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, senior administration officials said, confirming an announcement earlier Monday in Seoul. President Donald Trump had called the original...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2017

    US Demands Big NAFTA Changes, Setting Stage for Tough Talks

    The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began. President Donald Trump has called the 23-year-old trade pact the “worst” in history and vowed to fix it — or withdraw from it. On the first of five days of...

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2017

    Trump Administration Announces Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

    Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico....
    U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, starting 90 days of consultations with lawmakers over how to revamp the pact. Talks with Canada and Mexico can begin after...

  • Donald Trump Mar 2, 2017

    Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Could Slow US Economy: Analysis

    If President Donald Trump’s hardline stance on illegal immigration leads to large-scale deportations, among those hurt could be the U.S. economy....
    That’s the view of many economists, who say the United States can’t afford to suddenly lose vast numbers of the undocumented workers who pick fruit and vegetables, build houses, bus tables, staff meat-packing plants and clean hotel rooms....
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