Update: US to lift steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Politics 05/17/19, 12:44

The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The United States has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, while those nations would scrap retaliatory tariffs they imposed on ...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Politics 03/19/19, 19:57

Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot ...

Indonesia and Australia sign pact eliminating many tariffs

World 03/03/19, 23:06

Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians.Trade ministers from the two countries signed ...

UK farmers worry where exports will go without EU deal

World 01/30/19, 11:30

Wyn Evans's family has owned this 200-acre plot in western Wales for generations, a bucolic expanse where 370 sheep and 80 cows feast on the verdant grasses of undulating hillsides.Evans, 55, wants his son to take over the farm that's ...

EU-Canada trade deal gets green light from legal adviser

Europe 01/29/19, 05:09

A key adviser to the European Union's highest court said Tuesday that a controversial element on dispute settlement in the free trade agreement with Canada complies with EU law.Advocate General Yves Bot said in a legal opinion that the 2016 ...

Update: WTO head warns of ‘Dark Ages’ without free trade

Europe 01/24/19, 05:18

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The head of the World Trade Organization warned that the global economy would plunge into the "Dark Ages" without free trade. Speaking at the World Economic Forum meeting ...

Leaders including Merkel and Abe take to main Davos stage

Europe 01/23/19, 05:18

Several high-profile leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will address the World Economic Forum on Wednesday amid a wider debate of the merits of populist nationalism versus global cooperation. Abe and Merkel, who lead the ...

China, German promise closer financial cooperation

World 01/18/19, 01:35

China and Germany have promised to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a diplomatic victory amid trade tension with Washington and other governments. The two sides on Friday affirmed support for the global trading system ...

Top US trade official voices concern over Peru logging

America 01/03/19, 22:09

The top U.S. trade official contends Peru's government is not living up to its commitment to combat illegal logging in a case that could have broader implications as Washington debates ratifying a new North American free trade deal. In a letter ...

As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

World 11/30/18, 00:02

Heads of state from the world's leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss issues like development, infrastructure and investment. As the gathering officially kicks off Friday, those themes seem like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters ...

Update: Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayed

Asia & Pacific 11/14/18, 04:39

The Latest on the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, meeting this week in Singapore (all times local):5:35 p.m.Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a final agreement on a Southeast Asian-centered free trade agreement will be ...

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