Trade barriers

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The European Union is insisting to keep agriculture out of the EU-US trade negotiations despite the wishes from Washington to include the vast sector. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 18, 2019 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the...
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Investors chat near an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 18, 2019 - 2:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. Shares in China posted solid gains. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 6,882.48 and Germany's DAX advanced 0.3 percent to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's economy czar, Liu will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at ending a costly tariff war over U.S. complaints about Beijing's technology ambitions. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool, File)
January 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by...
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In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker checks on a soybean food at a processing factory in Xiaotun Township of Dafang County in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's trade growth slowed in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington heated up and global consumer demand weakened. Exports rose 7.1 percent, customs data showed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 down from the 7.9 percent reported earlier for 2017. Import growth declined to 12.9 percent from the previous year's 15.9 percent. (Luo Dafu/Xinhua via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 10:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion, but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President Donald Trump's tariff hikes started to hurt demand. Exports to the United States in 2018 rose 11.3 percent to $478.4 billion...
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In this Jan. 1, 2019, photo, a worker pulls a roll of fabric at a dyeing factory in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. China's trade growth slowed in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington heated up and global consumer demand weakened. Exports rose 7.1 percent, customs data showed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, down from the 7.9 percent reported earlier for 2017. Import growth declined to 12.9 percent from the previous year's 15.9 percent. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 9:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade and the tariffs battle between the two biggest economies (all times local): 11:55 a.m. China's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington intensified. Customs...
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A woman tries out a sweater at a U.S. retailer GAP's flagship store in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Uncertainty over the outcome of China-U.S. trade talks is casting a pall over Asian markets as both sides kept quiet about what lies ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 10, 2019 - 1:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States says talks in Beijing on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods. But it gave no indication of progress on resolving disputes over Beijing's technology ambitions and other thorny issues. China's Ministry of Commerce said...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard at the main entrance gate of the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. U.S. and Chinese envoys extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday after President Donald Trump said negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war were "going very well!" (AP Photo/Oliver Zhang)
January 09, 2019 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere, with President Donald Trump saying they were "going very well!" A statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative did not characterize the tone of...
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Investors chat as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 09, 2019 - 5:33 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices have surged in Europe and Asia on Wednesday on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as three days of talks in Beijing wrapped up without details on their outcome. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 1.3 percent to 10,944.12 while...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to...
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Deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish who is leading a U.S. trade delegation leaves from a hotel for a second day of meetings with Chinese officials in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world's two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for progress but neither indicating its stance has changed. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 08, 2019 - 3:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — An official Chinese newspaper warned Washington not to demand too much from Beijing as talks on ending their tariff war wound up a second day Tuesday with no word on possible progress. China is strong and has its own needs, said the Global Times, published by the ruling Communist...
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