Top U.S. officials to hold trade talks in China next week

Top U.S. officials to hold trade talks in China next week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse... Read More

New North American trade deal modestly boosts U.S. economy, trade panel finds

New North American trade deal modestly boosts U.S. economy, trade panel finds
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new North American free trade pact would modestly boost the U.S. economy, especially auto parts production, but may curb vehicle assembly and limit consumer choice in cars, a hotly anticipated analysis from the U.S. International Trade Commission showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena... Read More

U.S. pilot program allows online grocery shopping with food stamps

U.S. pilot program allows online grocery shopping with food stamps
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday said it has launched a pilot program in New York that allows consumers dependant on food stamps to use them to buy groceries online, a move that is likely to boost sales at retailers like Walmart Inc and Amazon.com Inc. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the... Read More

U.S. planes, tractors on EU tariff list over Boeing

U.S. planes, tractors on EU tariff list over Boeing
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Planes, tractors, food and handbags featured on a list of U.S. imports worth $20 billion that the European Union on Wednesday said it could hit with tariffs in a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman The 28-nation bloc said this... Read More

U.S. handbags, shovels on $20 billion EU tariff list over Boeing

U.S. handbags, shovels on $20 billion EU tariff list over Boeing
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Handbags, tractors, shovels and fish are part of an 11-page list of U.S. imports worth $20 billion that the European Union on Wednesday said it could hit with tariffs in a transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute. FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman The United States... Read More

China eyes U.S. poultry, pork imports in trade talks: sources

China eyes U.S. poultry, pork imports in trade talks: sources
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – China would likely lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a trade deal and may buy more pork to meet a growing supply deficit, but it is not willing to allow a prohibited growth drug used in roughly half the U.S. hog herd, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said. FILE PHOTO: Pigs... Read More

EU countries back starting trade talks with United States

EU countries back starting trade talks with United States
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries gave final clearance on Monday to start formal trade talks with the United States after months of delay due to French resistance. FILE PHOTO: U.S. and European Union flags are pictured during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir In the... Read More

As latest round of U.S.-China talks end, ‘significant work’ remains

As latest round of U.S.-China talks end, ‘significant work’ remains
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up their latest round of trade talks on Friday and were scheduled to resume discussions next week to try to secure a pact that would end a tit-for-tat tariff battle that has roiled global markets. FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow listens to a question from the media outside the... Read More

Biotech crops among sticking points in U.S.-China trade deal: sources

Biotech crops among sticking points in U.S.-China trade deal: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s lengthy approval process for genetically modified crops remains a sticking point in talks to end the trade war between China and the United States, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks. Beijing has taken years to approve new strains of GM crops, which U.S. companies and farmers have complained stalls trade by restricting the... Read More