Jonas Ekblom

U.S. lawmakers say tariffs on EU olive oil pit Trump trade policy against demand

22 Aug 2019

(This August 21 story corrects in 9th paragraph to show that tariffs have not been imposed and that the North American Olive Oil Association has, and continues to, oppose proposed tariffs on olive oil.)

Japan says gaps remain with U.S. on trade after 'very tough' talks

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Wednesday there were still gaps that needed to be filled before Tokyo and Washington could agree on a bilateral trade deal and that negotiations with his U.S. counterpart were "very tough."


21 Aug 2019

[ブリストル(米ペンシルベニア州) 18日 ロイター] - 欧州連合(EU)が昨年6月、トランプ米政権の通商政策への報復として米国産ウイスキーに25%の関税を適用すると、ペンシルベニア州の蒸留酒メーカー、マウンテン・ローレル・スピリッツの売上高は一夜にして10%も減少した。欧州の販売業者がマウンテン・ローレルの製品の仕入れを取りやめたためだ。 | Video

U.S. tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

20 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France's new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

U.S. whiskey exporters struggle after year of EU tariffs

19 Aug 2019

BRISTOL, Pa. When Europe's tariffs on U.S. whiskey hit in June 2018, craft distillery Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC lost 10% of its sales overnight as its European distributor simply stopped buying its award-winning Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey. | Video

Trump says NRA could soften opposition to gun reforms after mass shootings

10 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignited the gun control debate.

As UK accelerates post-Brexit freeport plans, Truss takes lessons from U.S.

09 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Britain is accelerating its post-Brexit plans to develop freeports to boost trade, Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Thursday after meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss similar U.S. projects and a U.S-UK trade deal.

Cost to U.S. consumers, businesses of Trump's China tariffs surged in June -trade group

08 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A whopping 74% increase in tariffs since last year added $6 billion in extra costs for U.S. consumers and businesses, a pro-trade group said on Wednesday as it warned additional tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump would further hit demand and hurt jobs.

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