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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For U.S. service firms, access to China still mixed

Feb 12, 2021
China sells goods into the U.S. market easily, but American service providers face a range of barriers in China, which vary across industries.
The United Family hospital in Beijing is a U.S.-China joint venture. Foreign investors can't fully own hospitals in the country.
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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

No-deal Brexit? Yes, it's still possible

Oct 2, 2020
After struggling through the pandemic, British companies that trade with the EU face trouble without a free trade deal.
Talks between the U.K. and the European Union to work out a free trade deal by Oct. 15 have not gone smoothly. Above, an employee hangs a Union Jack at EU headquarters in Brussels in 2019.
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Trump doubles down on trade; China is far from meeting promises

Aug 24, 2020
China has bought about a quarter of what would be expected this year if it was going to meet the targets in the deal.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2017.
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Wine industry braces for more EU tariffs

Aug 11, 2020
Tariffs on European imports have been in place since October. More could be on the way.
Wines imported from Spain and Italy for sale at a Whole Foods outlet in California. U.S. tariffs on European wine and liquor may increase.
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Want to understand the laws of supply and demand? Watch the dairy industry

Aug 6, 2020
Milk prices have been volatile with the trade war and now the coronavirus pandemic, and dairy farmers are stretched thin.
A Wisconsin dairy farmer moves her cows into a barn. Her industry has been whipsawed by milk prices.
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U.S. walks out on global digital tax negotiations

Jun 18, 2020
The move escalates a trade dispute over how much tech companies can be taxed outside their home countries.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent a letter to to several finance ministers in Europe asking for a pause in negotiations about a digital tax.
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U.S. criticizes WTO for big disparities in tariffs

Jun 17, 2020
The Trump administration is denouncing the fact that the tax levels vary greatly between members of the global trade body.
An East China Sea container ship in the Port of Oakland in 2018. China's economy has grown 900% since 2001, causing a tariff imbalance.
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Despite the pandemic, the trade war is still on

Jun 1, 2020
Customs broker Gretchen Blough discusses how companies adapted to the coronavirus pandemic after navigating the conflict in U.S.-China commerce.
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