Trade


Commerce Dept. Backs Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel

The Commerce Department is saying that imported aluminum and steel threaten U.S. national security and is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas to boost American production. The…

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U.S. Trade Deficit Rises to Nine-Year High

The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in December to its highest level since 2008, as robust domestic demand pushed imports to a record high, potentially putting pressure on…

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India, Canada Defend Free Trade as U.S. Imposes Tariffs

Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy.…

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Trump Hits Solar Panels, Washing Machines With Tariffs

President Donald Trump is approving tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The administration cast Monday’s decisions as part of Trump’s…

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Canada Launches Trade Complaint Against U.S. Over Duties

Canada has launched an attack on U.S. trade practices with an international complaint over Washington’s use of punitive duties. The complaint ramps up tensions amid talks on renegotiating the North…

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U.S. Joins Trade Fight Against China at WTO

The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. The U.S. is supporting…

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