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China demands US lift Xinjiang cotton, tomato import ban

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday demanded Washington drop a ban on cotton and tomato imports from its Muslim northwest over complaints they are...

China 2020 exports up despite virus; surplus surges to $535B

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose in 2020 despite pressure from the coronavirus and a tariff war with Washington, boosting its politically volatile trade...

France’s hopes lift as US freezes tariffs over tech tax

PARIS (AP) — France’s government breathed a sigh of relief Friday after the U.S. indefinitely delayed tariffs on French cosmetics and other goods designed...

Companies say post-Brexit rules are clogging up UK-EU trade

LONDON (AP) — Some businesses said Friday that costs and paperwork are hampering trade between Britain and the European Union as the reality of...

French traders, EU sound alarm over US tit-for-tat tariffs

PARIS (AP) — French wine exporters warned Thursday that they'll take a billion-euro hit in 2021 from the latest ratcheting-up of punitive tariffs between...

No time to rest: EU nations assess Brexit trade deal with UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — The fast-track ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union got underway on Christmas Day as...

Breakthrough: UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos...

What now for British economy with UK-EU trade deal reached?

LONDON (AP) — The last-minute trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union means businesses will be spared new tariffs and border disruption...

Edging into Christmas Eve, EU and UK near Brexit trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators inched their way to within touching distance of a trade deal early Thursday, raising hopes a...

EU-UK leaders seek way out of Brexit trade impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom kicked efforts into higher gear on Tuesday to settle a fight over EU fishing...

EU-UK trade talks slog on past another Brexit deadline

BRUSSELS (AP) — Problems increased Monday for the attempt to secure a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom before a...

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS (AP) — With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union...

Fishing talks move at snail’s pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Saturday extended their standoff over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters and remained unable to...

EU says EU-UK face weekend ‘last attempt’ to get trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom are heading into the weekend on a “last attempt" to clinch a post-Brexit trade...

EU, UK leaders concede big gaps remain in post-Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union provided sober updates Thursday on the state of post-Brexit trade discussions, with only two weeks...

Australia to seek WTO intervention in barley row with China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will ask the World Trade Organization to intervene in its dispute with China over barley and expects other nations...

Australian PM says China coal ban would breach WTO rules

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that China would be violating World Trade Organization rules and a bilateral free trade agreement...

EU chief negotiator still sees hope to clinch EU-UK deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he still has the firm belief that a Brexit trade agreement is possible,...

Businesses plead for Brexit deal as trade talks remain stuck

LONDON (AP) — British businesses and some European Union leaders on Friday urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to strike a last-minute trade deal with...

UK-EU to resume Brexit trade talks but say large gaps remain

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the end, not even dinner of scallops and steamed turbot could bring the leaders of the European Union and Britain...

Iran says US sanctions hinder access to COVID-19 vaccines

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that U.S. sanctions are making it difficult for Iran to purchase medicine and health...

Honda halts UK production amid COVID-19 shipping delays

LONDON (AP) — Car maker Honda said Wednesday it has temporarily halted production at its plant in England after shipping delays linked to the...

UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and the European Commission will make a last-minute push for a post-Brexit U.K.-EU trade deal over dinner...

China trade surplus hits record $75B as Nov exports soar

BEIJING (AP) — China’s politically sensitive trade surplus soared to a record $75.4 billion in November as exports surged 21.1% over a year earlier,...

Last-ditch post-Brexit trade talks resume between EU, UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators Sunday entered what is potentially the final attempt to strike a deal over future trade ties,...

Crunch UK-EU talks on post-Brexit ties to resume Sunday

LONDON (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom decided Saturday to press on with negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal, with all three...

UK-EU trade talks ‘paused’ with deal still elusive

LONDON (AP) — A week of intense trade talks between Britain and the European Union ended in stalemate Friday, with negotiators stepping back while...

Brexit broken record: Trade deal close but big issues remain

LONDON (AP) — Much like a broken record, Brexit trade talks are rumored to be poised for success on the cusp of a deadline,...

China denies weakening sanctions enforcement on North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday rejected U.S. accusations it is weakening its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea, but said more efforts...

With a month until split, Brexit trade deal hangs in balance

LONDON (AP) — The British government told businesses on Tuesday to make sure they are ready for big changes when the U.K. makes its...

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON (AP) — Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy...

China slaps 200% tax on Australia wine amid tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against...

British bike maker pedals on, with Brexit deal up in the air

LONDON (AP) — The team at Brompton Bicycle Ltd. thought they were prepared for Brexit. ...

EU parliament backs lobster deal and EU-US mini trade pact

BRUSSELS (AP) — Thanksgiving just got a little bit better for the Maine lobster industry. ...

EU, UK still have ‘fundamental’ differences in trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — With the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in quarantine, trade talks with the United Kingdom continued by videoconference this week,...

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. signed an interim trade deal with Canada on Saturday, giving it more time to negotiate future trading rules as...

US, Taiwan step up economic cooperation in new dialogue

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. and Taiwan are stepping up cooperation in a newly created economic dialogue, in another move from the outgoing...

EU gives upbeat assessment of state of Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday issued one of its most upbeat assessments of the state of post-Brexit trade negotiations, as the...

Xi: China will avoid decoupling amid tension with US, Europe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping on Thursday spurned suggestions that his country might decouple or separate itself from the U.S....

ASEAN, China, other partners sign world’s biggest trade pact

China and 14 other countries agreed Sunday to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in...

China congratulates Biden, but few US policy changes seen

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday became one of the last major countries to congratulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to make...

UK economy bounces back in summer but faces wintry chills

LONDON (AP) — The British economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarter despite posting a record bounceback in the...

AP Interview: France wants Biden to calm trade disputes

PARIS (AP) — France’s trade minister hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden acts soon to calm trade tensions fueled by Donald Trump, which have...

EU puts tariffs on US but hopes for change with Biden

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it would impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over...

UK, EU leaders to discuss state of post-Brexit trade talks

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are set to speak by telephone Saturday to...

China tightens restrictions on Australian exports

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said Tuesday,...

Nation by nation, the world watches Election Day in the US

For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. ...

EU faces knotty trade fights with US _ no matter who wins

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After winemakers, cookie bakers, and olive growers wound up as collateral damage, Europe is closely watching the U.S. presidential election,...

IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration...

UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost

LONDON (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged the British government to conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union in the...

WTO says EU can put tariffs on $4 billion of US goods

GENEVA (AP) — International arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4 billion worth of...

China’s trade growth accelerates in Sept; exports up 9.9%

BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade picked up in September as global demand for masks and medical supplies boosted exports and the economy's early reopening...

China’s trade growth accelerates in Sept; exports up 9.9%

BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade growth accelerated in September as the world’s second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. ...

UK says no-deal Brexit could see 7,000-truck border queues

LONDON (AP) — There there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after...

China blasts US House bill, denies forced labor in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over...

Russia’s Putin urges end to sanctions to boost world economy

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin argued Tuesday that ending “illegitimate sanctions” against countries like his could boost the coronavirus-hit global economy and...

US tariffs on China are illegal, says world trade body

GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel ruled Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating...

US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally just hours...

UN assembly approves pandemic resolution; US, Israel object

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United...

UK inks trade deal with Japan just as EU talks sour

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal on Friday after signing an agreement with Japan just as discussions with...

Trade deal at risk as EU says UK must honor Brexit agreement

LONDON (AP) — Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union appeared to dim Wednesday, with the EU saying that even...

Report: Algorithm question complicates TikTok sale

NEW YORK (AP) —...

Brazil legislators press president to keep ethanol tariff

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) —...

China, US discuss economic coordination in trade meeting

BEIJING (AP) — U.S....

EU agrees to cut taxes on US lobsters in modest trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine...

China, US say talks on implementing trade pact coming soon

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese...

China says US damaging global trade with Huawei sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China...

China considers imposing tariffs on Australian wine

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

After brief trade truce, US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — After...

US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

China’s July exports rise despite coronavirus, US tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's...

Trump targets Canada, reimposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

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US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They...

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

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Airbus moves to end 16 years of litigation, end US tariffs

European planemaker Airbus says...

China’s trade rises as economy recovers from virus slump

BEIJING (AP) — China’s...

US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

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AP Interview: US envoy calls for Iran arms embargo renewal

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