Tariffs

BRUSSELS | EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

BRUSSELS  — The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the United States to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on the tariff of goods. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that “this could be, possibly, a more limited trade agreement focused … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON | Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers

WASHINGTON  — In a victory for the American newspaper industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday blocked tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported newsprint, finding that American producers weren’t harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills. The newspaper industry had complained that the rising cost of newsprint, typically their second-biggest expense, made … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Tariffs on imported newsprint nixed in win for US newspapers

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey announced Wednesday that it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. In a decision announced in the Official Gazette, Ankara said it will impose extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

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