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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Reshoring gets new attention during COVID-19

May 19, 2020
As the coronavirus has exposed weaknesses in supply chains, efforts are renewed to bring manufacturing back to the United States.
President Donald Trump gives a speech in 2017. There's a renewed effort to bring American companies' production back to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Trump administration plans additional tariffs on steel and aluminum

Jan 27, 2020
Tariffs from 2018 made raw metals from outside the country more expensive. Now finished products could get extra taxes, too.
A worker cutting steel at a factory in Huaibei in China's eastern Anhui province in May 2018.
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Pedaling around the trade war

Jan 27, 2020
Securing tariff exemption changed day-to-day business at State Bicycle Co.
Mehdi Farsi, co-founder of State Bicycle Co. in Tempe, Arizona.
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The world can't agree on how to tax big tech companies

Jan 17, 2020
Will the U.S. get into trade fight after trade fight with every country that tries to tax big tech?
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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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Theft of farming secrets is backdrop for U.S.-China trade deal

Jan 15, 2020
The U.S. accuses Chinese actors of systematically stealing American ideas, including agricultural technology.
Micro greens growing at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey.
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