Trump-era export tariffs are still rattling British steelmakers

Jan 19, 2022
President Biden lifted a 25% tariff from European Union steel, but British steelmakers complain that they’re being unfairly penalized.
Then-President Donald Trump poses with the 2018 steel import proclamation, which added a 25% tariff on imported steel. President Joe Biden has lifted the tariff for countries in the European Union but not for the United Kingdom.
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Outsider trading: A year after Brexit, how 5 small UK companies have fared

Jan 5, 2022
Small British exporters reflect on their first full year of doing business as non-EU members. How do they feel about Brexit now?
Scarves depict the British and European Union flags. Exporters in different industries have had varied experiences with the new conditions of cross-border trade.
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London’s financial center, “the City,” prepares for bigger global role after Brexit

Jul 28, 2021
Brits widen their horizons as hopes dwindle that the U.K. will have unfettered access to the EU's financial services market.
A pedestrian passes the skyscraper informally known as the Gherkin in London's financial district, which seeks to extend its international business ties.
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EU carbon tariff plan sparks controversy

Jul 19, 2021
The European Union proposes to impose tariffs on certain imports from countries deemed not to be seriously tackling climate change.
The EU is encountering pushback against a new plan to use trade policy to reduce carbon emissions in an effort to mitigate climate change.
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How will the world respond to the European Union's proposed carbon border tax?

Jul 19, 2021
Scott Barrett of Columbia University thinks countries may adopt their own trade-oriented approaches to battling climate change.
Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building in Brussels.
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European Union may restrict British TV shows post-Brexit

Jul 15, 2021
Britain’s departure from the 27-member bloc raises questions about the quantity of UK TV shows aired and streamed in continental Europe.
Following Brexit, the European Union may restrict the amount of British TV shows — like "Downton Abbey" — available in the EU. Above, visitors attend a 1920s themed event at Highclere Castle, the main set location of "Downton Abbey," in 2019.
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Britain looks to U.S., China to bolster financial services after Brexit

Jul 1, 2021
After a wait-and-see period caused by Brexit, London is ready to forge a new global path in attracting business partners.
"I think what's increasingly clear is that London's future is going to be global," says Jonathan Hill.
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How is Britain's financial services industry faring after Brexit?

Jun 28, 2021
It’s an industry that, in 2019, contributed nearly $200 billion to the U.K.’s economy, and supported nearly a million jobs.
It's been six months since the end of a Brexit transition period for the U.K. How are financial companies moving forward?
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Trade disputes high on Biden's European trip agenda

Jun 9, 2021
Tariffs on wine, cheese, steel and aluminum are among the issues to be resolved.
The first couple arrives in England ahead of the G-7 summit. Biden is expected to try to resolve  disputes involving tariffs on wine, cheese, steel and aluminum.
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EU seeks to raise the drawbridge on companies that get foreign subsidies

May 5, 2021
It's an attempt to gain leverage over China.
European leaders are increasingly worried that China’s state-dominated economic system is threatening companies in their own countries.
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