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Trade showdown

This South Carolina county councilman is "like a walking billboard for international trade"

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2018
David Britt helped bring jobs to Spartanburg. Now he's fighting against the president's tariffs.
Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt is one of the people who initially convinced BMW to open a factory.
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Trade showdown

This South Carolina county councilman is "like a walking billboard for international trade"

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2018
David Britt helped bring jobs to Spartanburg. Now he's fighting against the president's tariffs.
Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt is one of the people who initially convinced BMW to open a factory.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace
Trade showdown

China raises tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in technology fight

by Associated Press Sep 18, 2018
The announcement followed a warning by an American business group that a "downward spiral" in their conflict appeared certain following Trump's penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
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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Trade showdown

"These folks are caught in a trap" by tariffs, U.S. representative says

by Phoebe Unterman and Kai Ryssdal Aug 2, 2018
Jackie Walorski from Indiana's 2nd District led an analysis of the tariff exemption process.
Rep. Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, says she's had many conversations with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, “and they've been eyeball to eyeball.”
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Trade showdown

Why a comment on a tariff exemption application could make or break business

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jul 31, 2018
As the Department of Commerce continues to grant and reject steel tariff exemption applications, we check back in with Sam Desai in South Plainfield, New Jersey, whose company makes parts for appliances. He shares his frustration with how objection comments…
Trade showdown

Trump's trade announcements barely ease treacherous path farmers face

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jul 26, 2018
Plans to negotiate with the European Union and aid plan fall short for farmers.
Soybeans loading onto a truck on their way to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois. U.S. soybean futures plunged when China announced retaliatory tariffs on them in June.
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In the ongoing trade saga, some businesses are caught in bureaucratic crosshairs

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 25, 2018
Ronnie Smith at McMahon Steel Supply says buying foreign steel is "just an economic fact of life."
A slab of steel, 8 inches thick, is heated before being rolled into a coil of steel at the NLMK Indiana mill in Portage, Indiana, in March.
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Trade showdown

Georgian pecans are popular in China, where tariffs just shot up

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Jul 5, 2018
We visit a farm in Georgia that sells 60 percent of their nuts to China.
Lamar Pecan Company in Hawkinsville, GA.
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Trade showdown

What products are making all the retaliatory tariff lists?

by Kai Ryssdal, Phoebe Unterman, and Josie Fan Jun 7, 2018
We looked through the lists of tariffs Mexico, Canada and the European Union are imposing on the United States in response to the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs. And we found some commonalities: orange juice, whiskey, motor…
Trade showdown

Retaliatory Mexico tariff could leave apples rotting on trees

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Jun 6, 2018
The 20 percent tariff on U.S. apple exports will have huge effects on Washington's apple industry.
Red Delicious apples hang from the branches at Walters' Fruit Ranch on September 18, 2006 in Green Bluff, Washington. Mexico is the top export market for Washington apples, which make up 90 percent of nation's apple exports.
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