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Pacific Trade Pact Faces Political Scrutiny After Signing

Pacific Trade Pact Faces Political Scrutiny After Signing

After years of often rocky negotiations, the 11 members of a Trans Pacific trade pact officially signed the agreement in Chile on Thursday. Ministers pledged to send the pact to their respective
EU Still Hopes Trump Will Back Down From Import Tariff Threats

EU Still Hopes Trump Will Back Down From Import Tariff Threats

The European Commission said it still hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump won’t follow through with his plan for imposing punitive import tariffs, as the spat over trade protectionism adds further
Trump's North Korea Bluster Scores a Win, But at High Risk

Trump's North Korea Bluster Scores a Win, But at High Risk

North Korea’s offer to suspend nuclear and missile tests in exchange for talks with the U.S. reflects an emerging truth about President Donald Trump’s unconventional foreign policy style: It may
Kushner Will Be Part of a Delegation to Meet Mexico's President

Kushner Will Be Part of a Delegation to Meet Mexico's President

White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner will visit Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss security, immigration, and trade, according to
Wall Street Alarmed as Cohn Departure Fires Up Trade War Angst

Wall Street Alarmed as Cohn Departure Fires Up Trade War Angst

Peace proved fleeting in markets as investors fretted Gary Cohn leaving the Trump administration prunes it of a key source of stability just as signs of a trade war are multiplying.
Swedish prime minister criticizes Trump’s tariff proposal right in front of him

Swedish prime minister criticizes Trump’s tariff proposal right in front of him

During a joint news conference with President Trump on Tuesday, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven criticized the U.S. president’s recent proposal to slap a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a
Mark Meadows: There’s “zero chance” Congress will act to block Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

Mark Meadows: There’s “zero chance” Congress will act to block Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs

“It’s a hypothetical. I’m not going to answer. It just is not going to happen.” The post Mark Meadows: There’s “zero chance” Congress will act to block Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs appeared
How Congress Can Wage an Effective Trade War

How Congress Can Wage an Effective Trade War

Republican leaders have finally found cause to break with Donald Trump, though not for any of the gravest reasons available. On Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan sharply criticized the president for
Europe's Retaliatory Steel Tariffs Take Aim at Tiny Target

Europe's Retaliatory Steel Tariffs Take Aim at Tiny Target

Europeans might hanker after blue jeans and Kentucky bourbon, but they don’t have much appetite for American steel.
Trump Turns Steel Tariffs Into Nafta Bargaining Chip

Trump Turns Steel Tariffs Into Nafta Bargaining Chip

President Donald Trump has turned his steel tariffs from a tool for protecting national security into a bargaining chip offered to Canada and Mexico to seal a quick deal on Nafta.
Trump Faces Last-Ditch Push by Aides to Thwart Tariffs

Trump Faces Last-Ditch Push by Aides to Thwart Tariffs

President Donald Trump is facing a last-ditch effort from within his own administration and Republican lawmakers to head off steep tariffs on steel and aluminum that threaten to unleash a global trade
China Executive Blasts Trump's Latest Tariff Threat: NPC Update

China Executive Blasts Trump's Latest Tariff Threat: NPC Update

The National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament, kicked off Day 3 on Wednesday in a session that runs until March 20. Topping the agenda are briefings from Finance Minister Xiao Jie
U.S. Offers Canada-Mexico Tariff Waiver to Ease Nafta Path

U.S. Offers Canada-Mexico Tariff Waiver to Ease Nafta Path

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the Trump administration has offered to exclude Canada and Mexico from tariffs on steel and aluminum as an incentive to reach a deal on a new Nafta
U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico

U.S. Metals Tariffs Would Hit Canada Much Harder Than Mexico

Canada has the most to lose among Nafta partners if Donald Trump presses ahead with plans to slap steel and aluminum tariffs on his neighbors.
EU Plans Vague Trade-Deal Offer in Blow to U.K. Hopes

EU Plans Vague Trade-Deal Offer in Blow to U.K. Hopes

The agreement on post-Brexit trade that Theresa May will bring back from Brussels is likely to be short on detail, leaving Britain in the vulnerable position of having to negotiate substantial chunks
Trump Says He Won’t Back Down After Ryan Breaks With Him on Tariffs

Trump Says He Won’t Back Down After Ryan Breaks With Him on Tariffs

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Trump Says No Mexico, Canada Steel Break Without Fair Nafta

Trump Says No Mexico, Canada Steel Break Without Fair Nafta

President Donald Trump said the U.S. won’t lower tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada unless the two countries agree to a revamped Nafta that’s fair to the U.S.
Trump Trade Crackdown Shows ‘America First’ Happening at Last

Trump Trade Crackdown Shows ‘America First’ Happening at Last

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’ll slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum roiled markets, spurred warnings of harsh ramifications, and provoked threats of retaliation.
Brexit Bulletin: Can the Truce Hold?

Brexit Bulletin: Can the Truce Hold?

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EDITORIAL: As Trump plays economic hardball, Canada needs to pick up its game

EDITORIAL: As Trump plays economic hardball, Canada needs to pick up its game

The world has been reacting to news that U.S. President Donald Trump intends to slap a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum into the United States. This will without doubt have a punishing