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A garlic farmer's take on the trade deal

by Andie Corban Jan 17, 2020
"This 25% tariff on inbound Chinese garlic has been a fantastic thing for American garlic farmers," said second-generation garlic farmer Ken Christopher.
Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch in a crate of garlic skins.
Josh Edelson/Getty Images

Congress just passed the USMCA. Now it's Canada's turn.

by Marielle Segarra Jan 17, 2020
It'll be months before the trade deal goes into effect.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sign the USMCA.
Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

What the phase one deal means for one Iowa farmer

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Jan 15, 2020
Corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes isn't sure she'll be able to regain the Chinese buyers she lost during the trade war.
An Iowa corn farm in 2015.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Despite deals completed and in the works, many trade conflicts remain

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jan 15, 2020
There are plenty of other fights brewing, especially between the U.S. and Europe.
There could be still be stormy skies ahead for U.S. trade.
Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images
Trade showdown

The view from Shanghai on the phase one trade deal

by Jennifer Pak Jan 14, 2020
"The U.S. is bullying China," was the assessment of one security guard in the city.
American green apples at a Shanghai supermarket were among the first to be subject to Chinese counter tariffs.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

Post-Brexit trans-Atlantic trade deal faces obstacles

by Stephen Beard Sep 4, 2019
Animal welfare and human health care concerns could stymie a free trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K.
Then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump greet each other before a United Nations meeting in New York in 2017.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Why the U.S. and Japan both want to strike a trade deal

by Justin Ho Aug 21, 2019
Both sides are motivated to get a deal done.
Flags of the USA and Japan are seen while traders work at a foreign exchange trading company in 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.
Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

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Can Canada get itself in on the NAFTA rewrite?

by Andy Uhler Aug 28, 2018
On Monday, the United States and Mexico reached a tentative agreement on updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement. So now it’s Canada’s turn, right? Maybe. Today, Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, is in Washington to get her country…
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland gives a message to the media during the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City, on March 5, 2018. 
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How'd NAFTA change the economy? Draw your own charts

by Marketplace Staff Mar 28, 2017
On December 8, 1993, then-President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement. It went into effect less than a month later. At the time, the bill was lauded for its ability to create jobs in the U.S. —…
President Obama talks trade

When will we see nitty-gritty of TPP? 'Soon,' Obama says

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 6, 2015
The President defended parts of his signature trade agreement Tuesday.