Trade barriers

In this May 19, 2018, photo, a worker positions a roll of steel plate at a dockyard in Qidong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China appealed Friday, June 1, 2018, to its trading partners to reject "trade and investment protectionism" after Washington raised tariffs on steel imports and said it will impose curbs on Chinese investment. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to slap tariffs on its top allies could weaken Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' hand as he landed in Beijing on Saturday to try to fend off a trade war with China. That, at least, is the view of many longtime trade analysts and China watchers. "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A pair of U.S. Senators urged Congress on June 1 to consider legislation that would rein in President Donald Trump's trade actions in light of tariffs his administration imposed on imported steel and aluminum. Speaking to farmers in North Dakota, Heitkamp said "maybe we need to rethink" policies that give the president broad international trade authority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 01, 2018 - 6:28 pm
TAYLOR, N.D. (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators urged Congress on Friday to consider legislation that would rein in President Donald Trump on trade in light of tariffs his administration imposed on imported steel and aluminum. Speaking to farmers in North Dakota, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said "...
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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn outside the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, June 1, 2018, after meeting with former North Korean military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol. After the meeting Trump announced that the Summit with North Korea will go forward. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 01, 2018 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday floated the idea of replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with two separate trade deals — one with Canada and one with Mexico — adding more uncertainly to trade talks between the three countries that appear to have ground to a halt...
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June 01, 2018 - 4:53 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's members of Congress are urging President Donald Trump's administration not to place tariffs on seafood imports from China because they fear such a move would jeopardize the state's valuable lobster industry. Maine's Congressional delegation of independent Sen. Angus...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the "Right to Try" act in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 01, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. trade policies (all times local): 12:15 p.m. President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser is brushing off concerns over escalating trade disputes with a host of U.S. allies as nothing but a "family quarrel." Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, prepares to shake hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 1, 2018. The European Union and China say they will deepen ties on trade and investment and that they fully support global trade rules, after U.S. President Donald slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 01, 2018 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Countries around the world fought back Friday against President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, announcing retaliatory countermeasures and warning that the U.S. plan will hurt U.S. consumers. French President Emmanuel Macron said in a...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 1, 2018. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after U.S. stocks slid amid mounting trade tensions. U.S. benchmarks fell after the Trump administration said it is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Europe, Canada and Mexico. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 01, 2018 - 4:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. decision to impose new tariffs on European, Canadian and Mexican goods (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's largest automaker, is warning the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada,...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 01, 2018 - 2:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions involving the United States, the European Union, Mexico and Canada (all times local): 9:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of in trade deals "are over" in a harshly worded statement responding to Canadian...
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CORRECTS LOCATION TO WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva-Kinova, from left, chief executive officer of the World Bank, International Co-operation for Italy, Giorgio Marrapodi of Italy, French Ambassador to Canada, Kareen Rispal, Secretary of State for International Development for the United Kingdom, Penny Mordaunt, Canada's Minister of International Development Marie Claude Bibeau, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Japan, Kazuyuki Nakane, German Parliamentary secretary of State, Maria Flachsbarth, Acting Deputy Administrator, USAID, David Moore and Director-General, Development and International Co-operation, European Commission, Stefano Manservisi pose for a photo during a meeting of the G7 Finance and Central Bank Governors in Whistler, British Columbia, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 8:56 pm
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada's finance minister says a meeting of officials of the seven major industrial countries will now be focused on trade after U.S President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on America's allies. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said at the...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 31, 2018 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America's closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows of retaliation. Stock prices slumped amid fears of a trade war, with the Dow Jones...
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