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Trade is still a mess, and that's keeping this customs broker busy

Jul 30, 2021
Gretchen Blough, a customs broker at Logistics Plus in Erie, Pennsylvania, said that the ships, trucks, tariffs and supply shortages are peppering the shipping industry.
Containers stacked in the Port of Los Angeles on April 19, 2021.
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Biden holds line on China tariffs, for now

Mar 29, 2021
Keeping the trade levies in place is seen as a way the U.S. can maintain leverage with China on a range of issues.
Then-Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Beijing in 2013. Maintaining tariffs on China gives the U.S. bargaining leverage and supports Biden's effort to strengthen domestic supply chains.
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Rethinking the U.S.-China relationship under the Biden administration

Economist Dean Baker says the two should be sharing intellectual property in health care and climate technology, "not fighting over it."
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Beijing in 2013. As president, Biden will inherit a complicated relationship between the giant economies.
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U.S.-China long-term investment falls to 9-year low amid pandemic, protectionism

Sep 17, 2020
Chinese investment in the U.S. also fell because of the pandemic recession.
The Trump administration's tariffs against Chinese imports have not succeeded, a report shows.
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Who's paying the tariffs on Chinese goods? A new report says it isn't the Chinese

Nov 25, 2019
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans are paying.
Chinese police officers watch a cargo ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province in 2018.
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A view of the trade war from "America's Port"

Nov 19, 2019
At the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in nation, tariffs are taking a toll.
At the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in nation, tariffs are taking a toll.
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How Chinese consumers are coping with tariffs on U.S. goods

Sep 19, 2019
Some Chinese consumers are buying less and others are buying local.
A customer shops for clothing at a mall in Beijing in January 2019.
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5 targets in the trade war's latest fallout

About $300 billion worth of Chinese goods are getting hit with tariffs this weekend, including merry-go-rounds and lithium-ion batteries.
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Best Buy to announce earnings amid looming tariff threats

Aug 28, 2019
Best Buy reports quarterly earnings, as the shadow of tariffs looms against consumer electronics made in China.
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China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of U.S. products

Aug 23, 2019
China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned increase.
Chinese and US flags are seen on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the maintenance room of a dealership in Shanghai on August 24, 2018. - From Harley-Davidson motorcycles and US bourbon to Chinese parts and machinery, the world's two largest economies have exchanged punitive tariffs that slice through a wide swath of products.
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