As China raises tariffs on the U.S., it's lowering them for everyone else

Jun 12, 2019
With one hand, China is closing the door to U.S. products. With the other, it’s opening the door to U.S. competitors in the rest of the world. Chinese tariffs on U.S. products have increased to an average of 42%; everyone…
A cargo ship prepares to dock at a port Qingdao, China, in May.
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VP Pence is off to Canada to push for "new NAFTA" deal

May 29, 2019
The Trump administration hopes Ottawa lawmakers will approve the deal before their summer break — and an election that could unseat PM Justin Trudeau.
Steel coils lay in a yard at ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant on June 4, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada..
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U.S. targets $300B of Chinese goods for new tariff hikes

May 14, 2019
Also Tuesday, China’s tightly controlled social media were filled with comments lambasting Washington following weeks of little online discussion of the dispute.
The U.S. and Chinese flags are displayed outside a hotel in Beijing.
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U.S.-China talks break up after U.S. raises tariffs

May 10, 2019
No agreement on U.S.-China trade negotiations, as U.S. doubles tariffs on Chinese imports.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.
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Where do things stand with the trade war?

May 6, 2019
It's been kinda hard to keep up.
The U.S. flag flies over shipping cranes and containers in Long Beach, California, in March.
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After a year of tariffs, steel industry deals with "chaos fatigue"

Apr 17, 2019
Exhausted and burdened, businesses are ready for new policy on steel trade.
A worker prepares to lift a roll of steel with a crane at a shipyard in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province in May.
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