Trade policy

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a worker manufactures metal parts in an auto parts factory in Rui'an near Wenzhou city in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Chinese exporters of goods from electronics to motorcycle parts are scrambling to insulate themselves from U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed tariff hike. They are weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers ahead of the increase, raise prices or find other markets. Some are looking at shipping goods through other countries to hide their Chinese origin. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz, Fie)
April 18, 2018 - 5:34 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's top trade official said Wednesday that new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs are distorting global trade and could damage hopes for economic growth. Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Union's trade commissioner, also said the bloc would not offer any concessions in order to be...
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In this April 16, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at an event to promote his tax cut package in Hialeah, Fla. Trump will play host to Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday amid growing strain between the two countries over the president’s planned meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and his push for new tariffs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2018 - 3:05 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump hosting Japan's Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago (all times local): ___ 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. On the agenda for their two-day summit:...
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FILE- In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its economic outlook for the United States in 2018 and foresees a strong year for the global economy as well. The IMF predicts that the U.S. economy will grow 2.9 percent this year, up from the 2.7 percent it had forecast in January and up from the 2.3 percent growth the economy achieved last year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that rising trade tensions between the United States and China risk undermining a global economy that the IMF believes should otherwise grow solidly this year. The IMF predicted Tuesday that the U.S. economy will grow 2.9 percent this...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, visitors to the stands of GM brands Chevrolet and Buick seat near a section promoting electric power during Auto Shanghai 2017 show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. China has announced plans to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that have strained relations with Washington and other trading partners. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump as it promotes electric car development. The change would scrap rules that require global automakers...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum is displayed on a big screen near decorations depicting Chinese Admiral Zheng He who commanded expeditionary voyages across Asia and East Africa in the 15th century and a modern high speed train in Beijing, China. A new study says the massive Chinese infrastructure program called the "Belt and Road Initiative" that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:54 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A massive Chinese infrastructure program that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth is actually intended to expand the country's political influence and military presence, according to a report issued Tuesday. The report by the U.S.-based research...
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April 17, 2018 - 6:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington. A preliminary ruling by the Commerce Ministry said U.S. sorghum was being sold at improperly low prices,...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a bilateral meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 15, 2018 - 4:17 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of miles from home, Vice President Mike Pence was thrust into a new, more immediate, role on the world stage Saturday: explaining President Donald Trump's military strike in Syria to a summit of Latin America leaders. Hours after Trump hailed the missile strike targeting...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto during a bilateral meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 15, 2018 - 2:06 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 2 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence's office says the vice president walked out of the Summit of the Americas when Cuba's foreign minister was recognized to speak after him. Pence deputy chief of staff...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a Venezuela's flag pin from Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma during a meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador, in Lima, Peru, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 13, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Showing solidarity with opposition leaders, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American allies on Friday to further isolate Venezuela, suggesting the Trump administration would seek additional sanctions to counter the country's political crisis. Pence, in Lima for the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Trump administration has once again declined to brand China a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring for what the administration says are practices that are worsening America's trade deficit. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
April 13, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has once again declined to brand China a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring for what the administration says are practices that are worsening America's trade deficit. In a report it must issue every...
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