Latest Trade agreements News

UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

Jul. 21, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that post-Brexit trade rules it negotiated with the European Union “cannot go on” and need a major rewrite, straining already tense U.K.-EU relations and drawing a message of concern from the U.S. government. The...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jul. 19, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. July 17, 2021. Editorial: If Reynolds wants to get Iowans ‘back to work,’ she should support Biden order to limit noncompete agreements Gov. Kim Reynolds announced in May that Iowa would no longer administer pandemic-related...

Mexico announces steps to ensure free union vote at GM plant

Jul. 08, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican and U.S. governments announced a plan Thursday to resolve a U.S. labor complaint over attempts to steal a union vote at an auto plant in northern Mexico. The Economy Department promised Thursday to punish any voting abuses and provide...

Israeli, Jordanian leaders meet amid push to improve ties

Jul. 08, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Israel's new prime minister met secretly with the Jordanian king last week, an Israeli official confirmed Thursday, as the two countries announced new agreements on water and trade. The agreements, concluded during a meeting between their foreign...

US raises concerns on Mexico's nationalistic energy policy

Jul. 07, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. trade representative said Wednesday that she has raised the concerns about Mexico’s energy policies that favor state-owned Mexican companies. Katherine Tai spoke following meetings with Mexico’s economy secretary and Canada’s top...

Aid for schools, overtime rule were key trade in budget deal

Jun. 28, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A key trade that sealed a budget deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republicans who control the Legislature was a $100 million injection of cash into Pennsylvania’s poorest public schools in exchange for the governor backing off a regulatory expansion of eligibility for...

Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi leaders meet in Baghdad

Jun. 27, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq, Egypt and Jordan took a step toward deepening a regional alliance by holding tripartite talks in Baghdad on Sunday, in a first visit by an Egyptian head of state to the country in 30 years. Talks ranged from trade to Mideast crises. Abdel Fattah...

UK pushes Pacific trade talks amid broader new focus on Asia

Jun. 22, 2021 06:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.K. launched negotiations Tuesday to join a trans-Pacific trade bloc as it looks to explore new opportunities following its departure from the European Union and strengthen its strategic interests in Asia. The start of talks to join the Comprehensive...

British FM heads to Southeast Asia looking for closer ties

Jun. 21, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Britain's top diplomat arrived in Southeast Asia late Monday on a three-nation visit as his country looks to promote closer ties and trade with the region following the U.K.'s exit from the European Union. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's trip to...

Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs

Jun. 17, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotch single malt whisky makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland's main exports in the wake of the resolution of a long-standing transatlantic trade row over subsidies to aircraft companies Boeing and...