Visible trade

FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo container ships docked at the Port of Oakland are unloaded on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
February 06, 2019 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level since June. The Commerce Department said Wednesday the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys from other countries dropped to $49.3 billion from a revised $55.7 billion in October. American...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talks on his cellphone at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. European Union leaders offered a united chorus of "No" on Wednesday to Britain's belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers to stop bickering and work out a cross-party approach. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 01, 2019 - 4:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Japan have inaugurated a landmark deal they say will boost trade between the two economic powers and sends the message that international agreements still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism. The agreement that comes into effect Friday will...
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Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of United Nations addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2019 - 1:55 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The head of the World Trade Organization has applauded signs of progress between the United States and China in their trade standoff. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo pointed to...
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December 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's government on Friday extended a 100-percent tax on Serb imports to all international brand goods produced in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The new decision, taken Friday at a Cabinet meeting, is expected to affect goods including auto products, food, construction...
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December 19, 2018 - 5:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say customs officials have arrested a Russian man on suspicion of exporting goods suitable for missile construction to "military recipients" in his home country. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the 68-year-old man, identified only as Vladimir D. because of German...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, photo, two layers of barbed wire fencing ring the "Hotan City apparel employment training base" where Hetian Taida has a factory in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination. Now, the Chinese government is also forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. Some of them are within the internment camps; others are privately owned, state-subsidized factories where detainees are sent once they are released. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 19, 2018 - 1:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, a cargo truck drives amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. China's export growth sank in November, 2018, as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of trade talks with Washington. (AP Photo/File)
December 08, 2018 - 7:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's export growth sank in November as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of trade talks with Washington. Exports rose 5.4 percent over a year ago to $227.4 billion, a marked decline from the previous month's 12.6 percent increase, customs data showed...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to make a statement in Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 04, 2018 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says British consumers could see their weekly shopping bills at the supermarket go up by 10 percent in a worst-case Brexit scenario. Addressing lawmakers, Carney said food prices could rise...
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Kosovo Serb MP's stand in protest as they refuse to leave the Kosovo parliament building to protest against the 100 percent tax imposed on all goods imported from Serbia, in Pristina, Sunday Dec. 2, 2018. The group said they would express their concern to European Union’s Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn who is scheduled to visit Kosovo upcoming Monday. (AP Photo/Florent Bajrami)
December 02, 2018 - 1:42 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Lawmakers representing Kosovo's ethnic Serb minority are refusing to leave the parliament building to protest a 100 percent tax on all goods imported from Serbia. Ten lawmakers from the Serb List party said on Sunday they would remain closed inside their Parliament office and...
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November 22, 2018 - 9:56 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A Caribbean trade bloc is removing taxes on imported oil and petroleum products for the region as a major refinery on the island of Trinidad prepares to close. Guyana-based Caricom trade chief Joseph Cox told The Associated Press on Thursday that the decision aims to help...
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