China opens trade fair to rebrand itself as an importer

Nov 5, 2018
The world's top exporter aims to trim its trade surplus, but the U.S. and companies want faster liberalization.

U.S.-China trade tensions worry Christmas exporters

Aug 7, 2018
Most imported Christmas decorations in the U.S. are made in China and trade fears loom.
Suppliers say that the cost of making Christmas products has gone up — even without U.S.-China trade tensions. 
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How are Chinese manufacturers reacting to the threat of U.S. tariffs?

Apr 26, 2018
We spoke to Chinese manufacturers in Guangzhou city in Southern China at one of the world’s biggest trade shows — the Canton Fair.
Dollars and yuan notes.
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Whirlpool feels the benefit, and burden, of Trump administration tariffs

Apr 20, 2018
Critics of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs say the policies hurt U.S. manufacturers that use a lot of those materials. And one industry likely to feel the pinch of higher production costs: home appliance manufacturers. Still, at least…
Whirlpool appliances are offered for sale alongside other brands at a Home Depot store on October 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Commerce Secretary: Immigration reform would bring in $1.4 trillion

Jan 9, 2014
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker sits down to talk about the state of the American economy and what she thinks it will take to get it back on track.

Fighting the export of stolen oil

Sep 20, 2013
100,000 barrels a day are stolen from Nigerian oil pipelines.

Study supports exporting U.S. natural gas

Dec 6, 2012
Exports to most countries have long been barred by federal law. As the Department of Energy considers several requests for export licenses, a study says exporting our glut of natural gas would benefit the economy.

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Japan suffers export headache over dispute with China

Oct 22, 2012
Japanese exports fell 10.3 percent in September raising fears of a slide into recession.

China's export strategy prompts a U.S. trade complaint

Sep 17, 2012
China rewards companies for exporting auto parts to other countries, so the U.S. files a complaint with the World Trade Organization, its 15th against China.

Louisiana lumber firm counts Libya as its top customer

Aug 20, 2012
Libya is expected to grow as a market for U.S. exports, but a small timber company in Louisiana has been relying on Libyan customers for years.