Latest Trade agreements News

The Latest: Tariff agreement hailed by business groups

May. 18, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The chamber...

Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

May. 18, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have been trading punches over trade for months. And the slugfest has only intensified this month. Claiming that the Chinese had reneged on earlier commitments in trade negotiations, the United States on May 10 more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in...

Senators say tariffs wrong way to handle China trade issues

May. 17, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally agreed Friday that China's trade actions are a big problem but tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are hurting Arizona businesses and are the wrong way to address issues between the two nations. Sinema and McSally spoke separately to a...

The Latest: Sinema doesn't regret confirming Barr for AG

May. 17, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on speeches to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce by Arizona's two U.S. senators (all times local): 7 p.m. Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says she does not regret voting to confirm U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Sinema said Friday her vote to confirm Barr was the right...

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

May. 17, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. By...

Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

May. 17, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world's two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging developments in conflicts between the U.S. and other key trading partners. The sell-off gained strength in the last hour of trading, handing the benchmark...

Sununu said lifting of steel, aluminum tariffs a win for NH

May. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says news that the Trump administration is ending steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico is a win for the state's economy. Sununu said in a statement Friday that as two of the country's top trading partners, Canada and Mexico are close economic...

Trump announces deal with Canada, Mexico to scrap 'major' tariffs; urges Congress to approve 3-nation trade agreement

May. 17, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump announces deal with Canada, Mexico to scrap 'major' tariffs; urges Congress to approve 3-nation trade agreement.

AP Sources: US agrees to remove steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, key roadblock to new trade deal

May. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: US agrees to remove steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, key roadblock to new trade deal.

Pence plugs new trade deal in stop at Wisconsin factory

May. 16, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence continued his promotional tour for the new North American trade agreement by telling workers at a western Wisconsin factory that U.S. manufacturing will blossom with a new deal. The Wausau Daily Herald reports that Pence spoke Thursday at a family-owned...