The president is about to lose a little bit of power

Jun 30, 2021
The trade promotion authority expires July 1. What is it, and why is President Joe Biden letting it lapse?
On July 1, President Joe Biden will lose the trade promotion authority, a power that has come and gone for presidents.
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China, Asia-Pacific countries sign deal to form world's biggest trading bloc

The China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership forms the world’s largest trading bloc.
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh attend the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact at the ASEAN summit held online in Hanoi on Nov. 15, 2020.
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Imports way off as COVID-19 slams into U.S.-China trade

May 7, 2020
The ambitious trade deal was signed just weeks before the pandemic hit.
A worker at a container port in Wuhan, China, in April. The U.S.-China trade deal hangs in the balance as COVID-19 has made some of the conditions hard to meet.
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Brits sniff at chlorinated American chicken

Feb 26, 2020
The problem with chlorinated chicken is actually not the chlorine at all — it’s what the chlorine represents.
U.S. chicken practices could stand in the way of a U.S.-UK free trade deal.
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Coronavirus likely to affect timing of phase one trade deal

Feb 14, 2020
The “export boom" from the trade deal will take longer because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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A garlic farmer's take on the trade deal

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

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.
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What the phase one deal means for one Iowa farmer

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

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.
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