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Debate over solar-equipment tariffs heats up

Nov 5, 2021
Some say keeping Trump-era levies on foreign-made panels and cells will help the U.S. meet Biden's domestic goals for renewable energy.
Solar-panel production in the U.S. has tripled since Trump-era tariffs were imposed, but imports still make up 85% of sales.
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U.S. and EU trade agreement seeks reduction of "dirty steel"

Nov 1, 2021
The pact lifts U.S. tariffs on European steel and European Union duties on bourbon and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
President Joe Biden at the G-20 summit in Rome, where the U.S. announced it would roll back tariffs imposed on imported EU steel and aluminum.
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Biden administration squeaks open door to tariff exemptions

Oct 11, 2021
Some companies that won exemptions from levies on Chinese goods in the past will be able to apply for relief again.
President Joe Biden at the White House. The administration is reopening the application process for companies seeking to avoid paying tariffs on certain goods imported from China.
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U.S., EU suspend subsidies dispute to focus on China

Jun 16, 2021
Importers on both sides of the Atlantic will save billions in retaliatory tariffs for imports.
While the U.S. and the EU have been fighting over which side unfairly subsidizes aircraft production, China has been building up its own aircraft industry, said Eswar Prasad at Cornell University.
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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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For an Iowa farmer, corn and soybean prices are "double what we could sell months ago"

Apr 27, 2021
Farmer April Hemmes says exports are strong and a supply shortage is pushing up prices.
April Hemmes' commodities are fetching high prices, due in part to poor growing conditions in Brazil and strong demand from China.
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China tech, trade tensions expected to continue under Biden administration

Mar 18, 2021
As officials meet in Alaska, the White House will likely maintain a hard line on protectionism, hacking and technology pilfering.
The Chinese are expected to ask the U.S. to end tariffs imposed by the previous president, though that may come at a price.
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The customs industry navigates port delays, tariffs and uncertainty

Mar 8, 2021
A Pennsylvania customs broker describes how business has changed due to the pandemic and is changing again under a new president
In 2020, there was “no congestion at the port. Everything was coming in early,” says Gretchen Blough. "Now it's kind of the opposite. Everything's a week to two late."
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Biden's trade policy will prioritize workers' rights

Mar 2, 2021
Biden wants to use trade policy to advance racial equity, fight climate change and take on China’s "coercive" trade practices.
The new administration plans to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in global trade and encourage Americans to buy American-made products.
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Caught in the crosshairs of a trade war and a pandemic

Dec 10, 2020
Hit with tariffs late last year, small business owner Lydia Clarke couldn’t have expected what came next.
Lydia Clarke owns DTLA Cheese at Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles.
Courtesy of Lydia Clarke