Tariffs

WASHINGTON | Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON  — Lawmakers went on record Wednesday to express their frustration with the Trump administration’s growing use of tariffs as the Senate passed a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. The measure, which passed by an 88-11 vote, directs Capitol Hill negotiators trying … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate calls for more say on tariffs in bipartisan vote

BEIJING  | European exporters in China shift trade to avoid US tariffs

BEIJING  — A business group says European companies that export from China are changing the global flow of their goods to avoid higher American tariffs in a sign of the spreading impact of the U.S.-Chinese trade war. The president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Mats Harborn, said Tuesday one of its … Continue reading BEIJING  | European exporters in China shift trade to avoid US tariffs

The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump’s plan for new tariffs

WASHINGTON/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the U.S. plan to impose new tariffs on certain imports (all times local): 9 a.m. Germany is criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar panels. Economy minister Brigitte Zypries said Tuesday that Germany campaigns for “fair and free trade, and … Continue reading The Latest: Germany criticizes Trump’s plan for new tariffs

Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

WASHINGTON /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Republican’s decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. “The president’s action makes clear again that the Trump administration will always defend American … Continue reading Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

DALLAS/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in … Continue reading Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

German ministers reject Trump remarks on car tariffs

BERLIN (AP)(STL.News) — Senior German officials reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments made by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that NATO was “obsolete” and threatened Germany’s automakers with hefty import taxes. Trump said in an interview with German daily Bild and The Times of London that German car manufacturers could … Continue reading German ministers reject Trump remarks on car tariffs