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Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic
"Now that the US has adopted this type of large-scale trade restrictions, they're holding a knife to someone's throat. Under these circumstances, how can negotiations proceed?" Wang Shouwen tells a news conference.
President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products
The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, roughly half China's US exports, with American consumers set to increasingly feel the pain
The allegation adds an explosive new element to a tense situation after Trump pulled the trigger on 10% tariffs against another $200 billion in Chinese goods from next week, with a threat of more tariffs on another $267 billion
The tariffs are top of mind for Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who has personally lobbied Trump for months on issues of taxes and trade
President Donald Trump threatened to slap another more tariffs on all imported Chinese goods, says another $200 billion 'could take place very soon'
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is confident the rice tariffication bill will be approved
Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?
The comments come a day after Trump reportedly rejected an EU proposal to scrap tariffs on automobiles, reawakening a transatlantic trade spat
The latest action completes the first round of $50 billion in Chinese products that President Donald Trump targeted with Beijing striking back at American products dollar-for-dollar at each step
The two countries are expected to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16 billion worth of goods from each country on August 23
Senator Cynthia Villar says she won't agree to rice tariffication if farmers would not get subsidies
Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay says the tariff hikes were ordered 'within the framework of reciprocity in retaliation for the conscious attacks on our economy by the US administration'
China's commerce ministry accuses Washington of erecting trade barriers while subsidizing its domestic industry
But opposition lawmakers argue the bill 'totally abandons' Filipino farmers and puts local agriculture 'in danger of extinction'
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign this August an executive order reducing the tariffs on fish and corn, says House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya
The US President is mad that the Wisconsin-based manufacturer – once a presidential favorite – announced it is moving some production out of the US
Trump on Twitter: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!'
China's levies will come into force at 12:01 on August 23, according to a statement on the finance ministry's web site
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it
House Bill No. 7735 creates the Rice Fund, which would be used to modernize rice farms, fund postharvest facilities, transportation and infrastructure projects, and provide rice scholarships
Some ministers have called for the early conclusion of talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a 16-nation pact poised to become the world's largest free-trade agreement
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the threat of retaliatory tariffs against the United States was a measure taken to 'uphold the interests of the Chinese people'
(UPDATED) The commerce ministry issues a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulls the trigger on President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods
(UPDATED) Officials downplay suggestions the move is intended to compensate for the recent decline in the value of the Chinese currency
US president is picking international trade fights in many fronts
(UPDATED) Reacting to the 'totally unacceptable' Washington list, the commerce ministry in Beijing says it will be forced to take 'countermeasures'
(UPDATED) Economists have warned that the tit-for-tat measures could throttle global growth and strike at the heart of the world trade system, causing shockwaves across the planet
The tit-for-tat duties are a response to the punishing US steel and aluminum tariffs imposed at the start of June
The tariffs will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China
'If the US acts irrationally and issues a list, China will have no choice but to take comprehensive measures of a corresponding number and quality and take strong, powerful countermeasures'
The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump described migration as a big problem for Europe. He then told Japan's Abe: "Shinzo, you don't have this problem, but I can send you 25 million Mexicans and you'll be out of office very soon."
(UPDATED) Making good on a pledge to punish the alleged theft of American intellectual property, Trump warns in a statement of 'additional tariffs' if China hits back with tit-for-tat duties on American goods and services exports
Imposing the tariffs would escalate the trade confrontation with Beijing, and potentially set off a round of tit-for-tat retaliation, which economists warn would damage the global economy
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump takes exception to comments made by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on the ground in Quebec
'If the US introduces trade sanctions including tariff increases, all economic and trade achievements negotiated by the two parties so far will be void,' the Chinese government says in a statement
Brussels and Ottawa filed legal challenges at the WTO against Washington's decision. The EU, Canada and Mexico also threatened stiff retaliatory tariffs as they pushed back against Trump's moves.
Washington angers its major allies by slapping duties of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of aluminium and steel
The announcement sparks immediate angry reactions from key allies
(UPDATED) Lifting rice import quotas means cheaper rice for consumers, but may hurt Filipino farmers if they can't compete with their counterparts in countries like Vietnam
The rice tariffication bill aims to amend the present agricultural policy, which allows the National Food Authority to monopolize rice importation
'In these discussions, the European Commission is insisting on getting a full and unconditional exemption from the announced steel and aluminum tariffs'
Some industry leaders fear the technology sector would be dragged into the dispute between the United States and China
The list – which includes electronics, aircraft parts, satellites, medicine, machinery and other goods – has yet to be finalized
The levies are in response to tariffs of 10% on aluminum and 25% on steel that have also angered United States allies
China's move follows weeks of rhetoric that has raised fears of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies
Beijing unveils a hit list of products that could face duties of up to 25%, from fresh fruit to pork and wine, though it stopped short of pulling the trigger as it indicated its readiness to negotiate an agreement
The suspension until May 1 covers EU member states, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea
The EU's top trade official says the US failed to provide full clarity on how Europe and Japan could be spared set to continue next week