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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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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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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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More countries scrutinize foreign efforts to acquire their companies

Apr 9, 2021
The U.S. government is concerned about the national security risks in Chinese companies buying American companies.
The Chinese flag at one of its U.S. consulates. Thursday the Commerce Department stopped seven Chinese firms from buying American-made technologies.
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Tech companies get a win in the USMCA

Dec 11, 2019
The treaty will extend to Canada and Mexico a provision of U.S. law that protects them from being sued for what their users' do.
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Will higher tariffs on Chinese goods lead to inflation?

May 6, 2019
Inflation has been too quiet, according to some economists.
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Cheese in the age of Brexit

Mar 25, 2019
A crumbly cheese, Yorkshire Wensleydale, can teach us something about life in the U.K. after Brexit.
Wensleydale cheese, including a 5.5 pound wheel, at the London cheese shop La Fromagerie. This style of cheese is imported from the town of Bedale in North Yorkshire, England.
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EU and U.S. officials meet to talk trade

Mar 5, 2019
The trade talks will be held in Washington on Wednesday. Last year, a dispute between the two parties erupted over cars  — the Trump administration demanded that the Europeans cut their 10 percent import tariff on American vehicles. In July, a trans-Atlantic truce was reached. But the dispute has since widened beyond cars, and that […]
Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building in Brussels.
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Sanctions sink agreement at Vietnam summit

Feb 28, 2019
Both sides have blamed the other for the failure to reach a deal.
 In this handout photo provided by Vietnam News Agency, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their second summit meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel on Feb. 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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U.S. beef exporters worry about losing competitiveness in Japan

Feb 1, 2019
The U.S. is beginning trade talks with Japan, but it's lagging behind European and Asian Pacific countries that already have new trade deals in place.
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