Trade Policy

With four weeks to go, there's calm within the Brexit storm

Mar 1, 2019

With Britain's split from the European Union scheduled for the end of the month, and their divorce deal still far from signed, London and Brussels were surprisingly calm Friday

EU warns of reduced imports if Trump puts tariffs on cars

Feb 18, 2019

The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs

EU parliament approves EU-Singapore trade deal

Feb 13, 2019

The European Parliament has approved a free trade deal with Singapore that the European Union hopes to use as a blueprint for further deals in southeast Asia

EU moves to limit steel flooding in due to US tariffs

Feb 1, 2019

The European Union says it's introducing new measures to prevent steel produced for the U.S. market from flooding into Europe due to tariffs introduced by President Donald Trump

As US questions free trade, EU and Japan usher in new deal

Feb 1, 2019

The European Union and Japan have inaugurated a landmark deal they say will boost trade between the two economic powers and sends the message that international agreements still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism

EU-Canada trade deal gets green light from legal adviser

Jan 29, 2019

A key adviser to the European Union's highest court says that a controversial element on dispute settlement in the free trade agreement with Canada complies with EU law

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

Jan 18, 2019

The European Union is insisting that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector.

Kosovo to tax international branded goods made in Serbia

Dec 28, 2018

Kosovo government has extended the 100 percent tariff to all international brand goods which are produced in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Hungary: Lawmakers OK labor code changes seen as 'slave law'

Dec 12, 2018

Hungary's parliament has approved amendments to the labor code that trade unions and opponents have criticized as "slave law" benefiting employers

The Latest: May says UK, EU need 'courage, trust' on Brexit

Oct 17, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences and strike a divorce deal

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