Trade Policy

US-Europe trade war likely averted, for now

Mar 22, 2018

EU leaders gave a cautious welcome Thursday to news that the 28-nation bloc could be exempt from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, relieved that a costly trade war might yet be avoided

The Latest: Austria welcomes US exemption on tariffs

Mar 22, 2018

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has welcomed what he saw as a European Union exemption from the U.S. threat to impose steel and aluminum import tariffs

Germany doubts EU will be exempt from Trump steel tariffs

Mar 20, 2018

Germany expressed doubt on Tuesday about whether the European Union will be exempt from U.S. President Donald Trump's potentially damaging steel and aluminum tariffs, as the bloc's top trade official headed to Washington for last-ditch talks

In Brexit talks, unity has been EU's trump card over Britain

Mar 20, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be facing a united bloc of 27 EU leaders unwilling to compromise much on Brexit during the EU summit on Thursday

EU trade chief demands exemption from US steel tariffs

Mar 19, 2018

The European Union's top trade official says the entire 28-nation bloc should be excluded from President Donald Trump's new steel and trade tariffs, which enter force this week

Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

Mar 19, 2018

Negotiators from the EU and Britain are hailing major progress in Brexit talks, but conceded that there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border

EU releases list of US products that could face tariffs

Mar 16, 2018

The EU has published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs

EU appeals to Trump: 'make trade, not war'

Mar 14, 2018

The European Union's trade chief is questioning the rationale of U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten imposing tariffs on EU exports of steel and aluminum and says his move is undermining longstanding trans-Atlantic ties

Fearing trade war, EU warns of protectionism 'dead end'

Mar 12, 2018

The EU is concerned about a possible trade war with the U.S. over steel and aluminum tariffs and is urging President Donald Trump not to head down "a dead end" road of protectionism

Steel standoff: No exemption for EU so far, despite talks

Mar 10, 2018

The European Union and Japan pressed U.S. President Donald Trump's trade envoy Saturday to exempt them, as longtime U.S. allies, from upcoming steel tariffs that have sparked fears of a new trade war

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