Trade Policy

EU seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by US tariffs

Mar 9, 2018

The EU's top trade official says she is seeking clarity from Washington about whether the 28-nation bloc will be exempt from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs

EU ready for a 'stupid' trade war if Trump slaps on tariffs

Mar 7, 2018

The EU says it's ready to retaliate against the U.S. over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, with counter-measures against iconic U.S. products like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and bourbon.

EU turning the screws on Britain over post-Brexit relations

Mar 7, 2018

The EU turned the screws on Britain Wednesday by insisting London's ambition to maintain an intense post-divorce partnership where it could still pick and choose in which sectors to maintain seamless economic cooperation was nothing but a pipe dream

The Latest: UK urges Brexit deal to include financial sector

Mar 7, 2018

British finance minister Philip Hammond says he's confident the U.K. and the EU can do a trade deal that protects the U.K.'s vital financial services sector.

The Latest: Danish foreign minister rues Trump's 'bad call'

Mar 7, 2018

Denmark's foreign minister says no one will end up winning if a trade war ensues between the United States and the European Union.

EU trade chief: EU 'seriously doubts' Trump wants tariffs on steel for national security reasons, but economic gain

Mar 7, 2018

EU trade chief: EU 'seriously doubts' Trump wants tariffs on steel for national security reasons, but economic gain

EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition

Jan 29, 2018

The EU warned Britain that it cannot expect to have a say in EU decision-making once it leaves, including during a transition period from next year meant to help smooth the U.K.'s departure

EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures

Jan 29, 2018

The European Union says that if U.S. President Donald Trump would initiate unfair trade measures against the 28-nation bloc, it would stand ready "to react swiftly and appropriately."

Abe: Japan enters cooperation pact with Baltic countries

Jan 13, 2018

Japan's prime minister says his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics

The Latest: May says UK, EU to start new talks right away

Dec 15, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain and the European Union will start talking about their future relationship "straight away," even though the EU has stressed no trade deal can be finalized until Britain has left the bloc

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