Trade barriers

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, for a trip to visit a Army tank plant in Lima, Ohio, and a fundraising event in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 20, 2019 - 12:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the U.S. gets a trade deal with China, tariffs could stay in place for some time to ensure Beijing "lives by the deal." Trump said Wednesday the White House was discussing keeping tariffs for a "substantial period of time," adding that China has had...
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A BMWi car is pictured during the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
March 20, 2019 - 6:15 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker BMW says its profits this year will be "well below" last year's due to higher raw materials prices, the costs of compliance with tougher emissions requirements and unfavorable shifts in currency exchange rates. The Munich-based automaker also said...
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FILE - This March 7, 2019 file photo shows the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. The No. 2 smartphone maker in the world will be arraigned at federal court in New York on Thursday, March 14. Prosecutors have accused Huawei of using a Hong Kong front company to trade with Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
March 14, 2019 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the Chinese electronics giant Huawei (HWAH'-way) have entered a not-guilty plea in a U.S. case charging the company with violating Iran trade sanctions. The company was arraigned Thursday on an indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors have accused...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on drug trafficking at the southern border in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2019 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dangled the prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking, just as he cut short his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un when the two sides failed to reach an agreement. Trump spoke on the state of...
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China's Central Bank Governor Yi Gang gestures as he speaks during a press conference on the sideline of the National People's Congress at the media center in Beijing, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 10, 2019 - 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank governor on Sunday affirmed an official promise to avoid manipulating its currency to boost exports, an issue he said American and Chinese negotiators discussed in their latest talks aimed at ending a tariff war. Yi Gang gave no indication the two sides reached...
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March 08, 2019 - 12:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports to the United States fell 14.1 percent from a year earlier in the first two months of 2019 as President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs chilled demand, while sales to the rest of the world also slid. Customs data released Friday show China's global exports sank 4.6...
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In this Monday, March 4, 2019, photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the Future Farmers of America and Johnston High School students in Johnston, Iowa. President Donald Trump’s willingness to engage in international trade fights has set off volleys of retaliatory tariffs that are driving down the price of pork, corn and soybeans in Iowa and elsewhere. Pompeo sought to calm some of those nerves Monday even as he warned that Chinese theft of technology affects agriculture, too. “The good news is this _ help is on the way,” Pompeo said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 07, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's willingness to engage in international trade fights has him walking a political tightrope: Going to bat for steel and aluminum makers has endeared him to many voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where steel production is a matter of economic pride. But it...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photo the Cape Kortia container ship, left, heads into the Port of Tacoma in Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. The Commerce Department figures released Wednesday...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017, file photo, containers are piled up at a terminal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai, India. India’s commerce ministry says it will not try to hold onto its preferential zero-tariffs status with the United States after Washington decided to drop it from its Generalized System of Preferences program. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
March 05, 2019 - 4:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's commerce ministry said Tuesday that it won't try to hold onto its preferential zero-tariffs status with the United States after Washington decided to drop it from its Generalized System of Preferences program. On Monday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, the Melia Cohiba hotel stands tall as workers repaint pavement markings along the Malecon in preparation for Pope Francis' visit in Havana, Cuba. The Trump administration is preparing to tighten the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba on Monday, March 4, 2019 by allowing some lawsuits against foreign companies using properties confiscated by the Cuban government after its 1959 revolution, U.S. officials say. Major investors in Cuba include Spanish hoteliers Iberostar and Melia, who run dozens of hotels across the island. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
March 04, 2019 - 1:10 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it is tightening the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba by allowing lawsuits against Cuban companies using properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution, though the impact appears to be largely symbolic. The announcement limits lawsuits...
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