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U.S. Presses Case to Defang the Global Economy’s Trade Referee

U.S. Presses Case to Defang the Global Economy’s Trade Referee

Sixteen years ago, a brash trade lawyer named Robert Lighthizer was nominated to represent the U.S. at the World Trade Organization’s appellate body, which officiates disputes that affect billions of
Airbus Says Trump Tariffs on WTO Ruling Would Hit U.S. Jobs

Airbus Says Trump Tariffs on WTO Ruling Would Hit U.S. Jobs

Airbus SE said American jobs will be threatened if President Donald Trump hits its planes and parts with tariffs after the World Trade Organization authorized $7.5 billion in duties against the
U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Sanctions Against EU in WTO Aircraft Fight

U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Sanctions Against EU in WTO Aircraft Fight

The World Trade Organization gave President Donald Trump the go-ahead to impose tariffs on as much as $7.5 billion worth of European exports annually in retaliation for illegal government aid to
Europe Is Running Out of Options to Hold Back Trump’s Aggression

Europe Is Running Out of Options to Hold Back Trump’s Aggression

As Donald Trump heads to a showdown with China’s Xi Jinping and the costs of his trade war start to become clear, the European Union is baffled by his determination to open a second front.
Brussels Edition: Overcoming Insecurity

Brussels Edition: Overcoming Insecurity

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
EU Says U.S., Focusing on China, Not Ready for Trade Talks

EU Says U.S., Focusing on China, Not Ready for Trade Talks

The U.S., which is embroiled in a tariff war with China while juggling negotiations with nations including Japan, Mexico and Canada, may not be prepared to start talks with the European Union on a
Trans-Atlantic Goodwill Ebbs, Putting Trade Peace at Risk

Trans-Atlantic Goodwill Ebbs, Putting Trade Peace at Risk

The U.S.-European trade truce struck last summer that’s helped keep punitive tariffs at bay is at risk of unraveling, with America’s top diplomat to the European Union citing a lack of good will and
U.S. Might Lower China Tariffs, Encouraging Investors

U.S. Might Lower China Tariffs, Encouraging Investors

The EU is also ready for a tariff deal, but good news is far certain.
The EU Is Taking an Important Step Toward a New U.S. Trade Deal

The EU Is Taking an Important Step Toward a New U.S. Trade Deal

The European Union’s executive arm is preparing to ask the bloc’s governments for the green light to start negotiations with the U.S. on a free-trade deal, highlighting hopes of keeping at bay the

Europe Will Punch Back Against Any U.S. Car Tariff: EU Trade Commissioner

It’s been a trade-heavy week. Earlier, the White House decided to postpone any major tariff decisions following a discussion with the Commerce Department over a draft report on the impact of auto

Trade War Watch: Trump Reportedly Delaying Auto Tariffs, Clock Still Ticking

The Trump administration was supposed to make an announcement Tuesday as to whether or not imported automobiles pose a national security risk, following discussions with trade representatives. While
Specter of Trump’s Car Tariffs Forces Allies to Give Ground in Talks

Specter of Trump’s Car Tariffs Forces Allies to Give Ground in Talks

Cecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for trade, said Brussels would be willing to cut “car tariffs to zero, all tariffs to zero, if the U.S. does the same.”
Asia's Longest-Serving Leader Has Bigger Worries Than the Election

Asia's Longest-Serving Leader Has Bigger Worries Than the Election

Along a busy highway in western Phnom Penh, Sam Han is among hundreds of garment factory workers scurrying past signs urging them to support Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party.
WTO Chief Makes Rallying Cry for Trade as Trump Targets Cars

WTO Chief Makes Rallying Cry for Trade as Trump Targets Cars

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said anyone who supports free trade must speak out against the increasing threats to the multilateral order.
Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening U.S. Bargaining Power

Trump Blames Tariff Critics for Weakening U.S. Bargaining Power

President Donald Trump lit into critics of his tariffs, saying discord -- some from Republicans in Congress -- undercuts his ability to narrow the U.S. trade gaps with other countries.
Trump, Juncker Go Head to Head on Trade

Trump, Juncker Go Head to Head on Trade

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Ahead of Key Talks, Trump Says U.S., EU Must Cut All Tariffs

Ahead of Key Talks, Trump Says U.S., EU Must Cut All Tariffs

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. and the European Union should eliminate all tariffs, barriers and subsidies, with the bloc’s trade chiefs set to present him with proposals in that direction
Trump Says EU Is ‘Taking Advantage’ With $5 Billion Google Fine

Trump Says EU Is ‘Taking Advantage’ With $5 Billion Google Fine

President Donald Trump lashed out at the European Union’s $5 billion fine against Google over its mobile phone operating system in the latest trade-related salvo fired from the White House.
EU Prepares to Retaliate Over Car Tariffs Before Trump Talks

EU Prepares to Retaliate Over Car Tariffs Before Trump Talks

The European Union is preparing a new list of American goods to hit with protective measures if a mission to Washington next week fails to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump not to raise levies on
U.S. Blasts Europe’s Trade ‘Hypocrisy’ as Legal Showdown Looms

U.S. Blasts Europe’s Trade ‘Hypocrisy’ as Legal Showdown Looms

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer blasted the European Union’s retaliatory trade measures as hypocritical, increasing the risk of a legal showdown that could shake the global commercial