Trade barriers

FILE - In this Tuesday March 12, 2019 file photo, lorries queue at the entrance to the Port of Dover ferry terminal during delays to the cross Channel ferry, in Dover, England. Britain unveiled a temporary tariff regime on Wednesday, March 13 that could boost the price of imports ranging from cars to butter if the U.K. leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade, triggering fury among business leaders who weren't consulted on the proposals. The tariffs, which would last for up to 12 months, were published hours before lawmakers are scheduled to vote on whether to prevent the country from leaving the EU without a deal. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP, file)
March 13, 2019 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Business leaders reacted with fury Wednesday after the British government unveiled a temporary tariff regime that could see higher prices on an array of imports ranging from cars to butter, if the country crashes out of the European Union later this month without a deal. The tariffs,...
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China's Central Bank Governor Yi Gang gestures as he speaks during a press conference on the sideline of the National People's Congress at the media center in Beijing, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 10, 2019 - 1:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank governor on Sunday affirmed an official promise to avoid manipulating its currency to boost exports, an issue he said American and Chinese negotiators discussed in their latest talks aimed at ending a tariff war. Yi Gang gave no indication the two sides reached...
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March 08, 2019 - 1:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports to the United States fell 14.1 percent from a year earlier in the first two months of 2019 as President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs chilled demand, while sales to the rest of the world also slid. Customs data released Friday show China's global exports sank 4.6...
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In this Monday, March 4, 2019, photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the Future Farmers of America and Johnston High School students in Johnston, Iowa. President Donald Trump’s willingness to engage in international trade fights has set off volleys of retaliatory tariffs that are driving down the price of pork, corn and soybeans in Iowa and elsewhere. Pompeo sought to calm some of those nerves Monday even as he warned that Chinese theft of technology affects agriculture, too. “The good news is this _ help is on the way,” Pompeo said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 07, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's willingness to engage in international trade fights has him walking a political tightrope: Going to bat for steel and aluminum makers has endeared him to many voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where steel production is a matter of economic pride. But it...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photo the Cape Kortia container ship, left, heads into the Port of Tacoma in Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 06, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. The Commerce Department figures released Wednesday...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017, file photo, containers are piled up at a terminal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai, India. India’s commerce ministry says it will not try to hold onto its preferential zero-tariffs status with the United States after Washington decided to drop it from its Generalized System of Preferences program. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
March 05, 2019 - 5:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's commerce ministry said Tuesday that it won't try to hold onto its preferential zero-tariffs status with the United States after Washington decided to drop it from its Generalized System of Preferences program. On Monday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, the Melia Cohiba hotel stands tall as workers repaint pavement markings along the Malecon in preparation for Pope Francis' visit in Havana, Cuba. The Trump administration is preparing to tighten the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba on Monday, March 4, 2019 by allowing some lawsuits against foreign companies using properties confiscated by the Cuban government after its 1959 revolution, U.S. officials say. Major investors in Cuba include Spanish hoteliers Iberostar and Melia, who run dozens of hotels across the island. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
March 04, 2019 - 12:34 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it is symbolically tightening the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba by allowing lawsuits against Cuban companies using properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution. The announcement limits lawsuits to a list of about 200 Cuban...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2019. Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 04, 2019 - 7:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to an agreement to end their costly tariff war. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced after Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, said...
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Australia Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham, left, and Indonesia Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, right, shake hands during an Indonesia-Australia Cepa signing ceremony and Business forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
March 04, 2019 - 12:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to operate in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians. Trade ministers from the two countries signed the...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2019. Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 03, 2019 - 10:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul advanced after Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified...
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