China says trade envoys agree on phone to continue talks
Follows Beijing’s announcement of new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights.
US, China brace for long haul in trade dispute
Both sides turning up the heat while implementing measures to soften the fallout at home.
Freeland leaves DC with no tariff deal, despite early US optimism
Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.
End of US tariffs on Canadian, Mexican steel, aluminum close: Mnuchin
Close to an “understanding” about finally lifting the 25% duty on steel and 10% levy on aluminum imports.
US softens trade stance toward China and raises optimism
Raises the possibility the two sides could work toward a negotiated end to punishing tariffs.
Trump predicts auto workers will be ‘very happy’ with NAFTA
Disses Mexico and Canada as “very difficult to deal with” during the negotiations.
Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019
Missed an informal deadline to get a revamped NAFTA to Congress in time for lawmakers to vote on it.
Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold
US claims it got a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time.
Trump wants China to reduce trade deficit by $200B by 2020
Included demands that China immediately stop providing subsidies to industries listed in a key industrial plan.
US taking another look at TPP after other priorities
The deal aimed at streamlining trade and slashing tariffs was renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.