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Azevedo Stepping Down Early From a WTO Already on the Brink

Azevedo Stepping Down Early From a WTO Already on the Brink

The World Trade Organization’s top official is quitting before his term ends in 2021, setting up a potentially contentious search for a successor at an organization caught in the middle of an economic
Trump Casts Doubt on Future of China Trade Deal After Phone Call

Trump Casts Doubt on Future of China Trade Deal After Phone Call

President Donald Trump cast doubt on the future of his “phase one” trade deal with China, one of the biggest accomplishments of his first term, saying Friday that he’s struggling with Beijing in the
U.K. Eyes Speedy Banking Deal With U.S. in Parallel Trade Talks

U.K. Eyes Speedy Banking Deal With U.S. in Parallel Trade Talks

The U.K. and U.S. may seek a quick deal on financial services separate from the free trade accord the two are negotiating, a British official said.
South Korea’s Virus-Hit Currency May Heighten Trump’s Ire

South Korea’s Virus-Hit Currency May Heighten Trump’s Ire

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Brexit Bulletin: Not Giving an Inch

Brexit Bulletin: Not Giving an Inch

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Lighthizer Heading to London to Restart U.S.-U.K. Talks on Trade

Lighthizer Heading to London to Restart U.S.-U.K. Talks on Trade

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is expected to visit London in the coming days for talks with British officials aimed at putting plans for negotiations on a free-trade agreement back on
U.S. Weighs Higher Tariff Ceilings in Bid for More Sway Over WTO

U.S. Weighs Higher Tariff Ceilings in Bid for More Sway Over WTO

The U.S. is weighing a plan to increase its long-standing ceiling on tariffs in a move meant to trigger a renegotiation of relationships with fellow World Trade Organization members and step up its
Sommeliers on the March as Trump Tariffs Threaten Chianti, Rosé

Sommeliers on the March as Trump Tariffs Threaten Chianti, Rosé

Sommeliers, wine importers and restaurateurs are taking to the streets of Washington on Sunday with a message for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer: “Keep your tariffs off our Beaujolais.”
Europe Braces for Trump’s Tariff Carousel

Europe Braces for Trump’s Tariff Carousel

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U.S. Announces Intent to Start Talks on Kenya Trade Agreement

U.S. Announces Intent to Start Talks on Kenya Trade Agreement

U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, right, outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Trump is ramping up his appeals to
EU Sees More U.S. Trade Talks After ‘Constructive’ Hogan Visit

EU Sees More U.S. Trade Talks After ‘Constructive’ Hogan Visit

Phil Hogan, European Union (EU) trade commissioner, speaks during an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Hogan is due to
EU’s Hogan Returns to U.S. in Bid to Defuse Trade Tensions

EU’s Hogan Returns to U.S. in Bid to Defuse Trade Tensions

Phil Hogan, European Union (EU) trade commissioner, speaks during an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Hogan is due to
China Seeks U.S. Trade-Target Flexibility Amid Virus Spread

China Seeks U.S. Trade-Target Flexibility Amid Virus Spread

Chinese officials are hoping the U.S. will agree to some flexibility on pledges in their phase-one trade deal, people familiar with the situation said, as Beijing tries to contain a health crisis that
U.S. Mulls Global Parcel Fee Change as Part of Contraband Fight

U.S. Mulls Global Parcel Fee Change as Part of Contraband Fight

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday designed to combat the flow of foreign counterfeit goods sold on e-commerce platforms like the websites of Amazon Inc.,eBay Inc. and Walmart
China’s Health Scare Tempers High Hopes in U.S. Farm Markets

China’s Health Scare Tempers High Hopes in U.S. Farm Markets

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Lighthizer to Talk Trade Deal With India Before Trump Visit

Lighthizer to Talk Trade Deal With India Before Trump Visit

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be in India in the second week of February to finalize a trade deal ahead of President Donald Trump’s expected visit, according to people with
The WTO Must Reform or Die

The WTO Must Reform or Die

Donald Trump’s trade salvos have shaken the World Trade Organization at a perilous time for commerce.
EU Calls Trump Trade Tactics Short-Sighted, Focused on Election

EU Calls Trump Trade Tactics Short-Sighted, Focused on Election

The European Union’s new trade commissioner criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff pressure as a short-sighted strategy that’s motivated by a desire to get re-elected and is forcing the bloc
Tariffs Become New Normal as Trump Moves to Next China Demands

Tariffs Become New Normal as Trump Moves to Next China Demands

Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the U.S.-China "phase-one" trade agreement in Washington, on Jan. 15.
Trade Truce Offers Farm Relief But How Much Is Still Unclear

Trade Truce Offers Farm Relief But How Much Is Still Unclear

President Donald Trump’s phase-one trade deal with China offers the promise of more overseas sales for American farmers, but the impact of the agreement remains unclear.