Trade agreements

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, sits between Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto as they sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trump’s new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency finds. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
April 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found. The International Trade Commission said Thursday that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S. economy by 0.35%, or...
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April 17, 2019 - 12:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in March as shipments to China dropped more than 9%, pulling the nation's trade surplus sharply lower. The data released Wednesday by the Finance Ministry was more or less in line with forecasts. It said total exports for the world's 3rd largest economy fell 2...
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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 15, 2019 - 10:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks. Making public the mandate for the EU's executive commission to conduct...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the International Monetary Fund IMF Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 14, 2019 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation...
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April 12, 2019 - 8:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old...
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China's Premier Li Keqiang, left, shakes hands with European Council President Donald Tusk during an EU-China summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 09, 2019 - 11:37 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward "substantially improved market access, the elimination of discriminatory requirements and practices affecting foreign investors." EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2019 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. In his latest backtrack in recent days...
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U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady, left, is welcomed by French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner for a G7 meeting at ministerial level in Paris, Thursday April 4, 2019. Foreign and interior ministers from the Group of Seven are gathering in France this week to try to find ambitious solutions to world security challenges. Putting a dampener on that are two glaring American absences: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 04, 2019 - 7:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two key American officials — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — are skipping meetings in France this week as the Group of Seven countries gather to try to find solutions to world security challenges. The move raises questions about...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 04, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are "rounding the turn" in a lengthy negotiation over trade and predicted that "something monumental" for both countries could be announced in a matter of weeks. "We have a ways to go but not very far," Trump said during...
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Ford of Europe Chairman Steven Armstrong is interviewed at a Ford event in Halfweg, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Ford's European boss said that if the United Kingdom can't work out a deal on how to leave the European Union while guaranteeing "frictionless trade" then the company "will have to consider seriously the long-term future of our investments in the country." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 02, 2019 - 11:07 am
HALFWEG, Netherlands (AP) — Ford warned Tuesday that it will reconsider its investments in Britain if the country cannot work out a deal to leave the European Union that guarantees smooth trading with the bloc. At a glitzy unveiling of new cars with electric and hybrid engines, Ford of Europe...
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