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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on new trade deal with Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump inaccurately described his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico as the biggest ever — it’s not even close — and glossed over some possible consequences of the agreement, such as higher car prices. Here’s a sampling of his expansive statements on the deal Monday and the complexities behind them: … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on new trade deal with Canada, Mexico

UNITED NATIONS | US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement

UNITED NATIONS  — The United States and Japan announced Wednesday they will open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement between the world’s first- and third-largest economies. It’s a significant shift by Tokyo which has been a strong advocate of a multi-nation trans-Pacific trade pact that President Donald Trump withdrew from soon after taking office. The … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement

11 nations sign Pacific trade pact as Trump plans US tariffs

SANTIAGO, Chile/March 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs just hours before President Donald Trump announced his plans to impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year, … Continue reading 11 nations sign Pacific trade pact as Trump plans US tariffs