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Trump accuses China of election meddling

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:01 AM

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

TRADE WARS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2017, US President Donald Trump holds up a pair of pliers as he speaks during a Made in America event with US manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Apple faces Trump’s ire after company says tariffs would hurt products

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

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

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Trump turns up the heat in trade conflict with China

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:23 AM

President Donald Trump threatened to slap another more tariffs on all imported Chinese goods, says another $200 billion 'could take place very soon'

Higher inflation in 2019 if rice tariffication not passed – Diokno

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is confident the rice tariffication bill will be approved

RICE. A rice retailer sells commercial rice at the Market in Quezon City on August 23, 2018 File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

EU ready to retaliate if US imposes car tariffs – Juncker

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The comments come a day after Trump reportedly rejected an EU proposal to scrap tariffs on automobiles, reawakening a transatlantic trade spat

CAR TARIFFS? US President Donald Trump meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S., China swap tariffs on billions in goods as sides hold talks

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:55 PM

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

TRADE WARS. In this file photo, China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. File photo Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

China, U.S. to resume trade talks in late August

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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

Villar pushes for P10-billion rice farmers' subsidy

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she won't agree to rice tariffication if farmers would not get subsidies

SUBSIDIES. Senator Cynthia Villar vows to block rice tariffication without subsidies for farmers. Photo by Ralf Rivas


Turkey hits back at U.S. with tariff hikes on key products

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:11 PM

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'

HITTING BACK. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a speech on June 24, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP

China blasts U.S. solar tariffs, takes WTO action

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:33 PM

China's commerce ministry accuses Washington of erecting trade barriers while subsidizing its domestic industry

WTO. The World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters are seen in Geneva on April 12, 2018. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

House approves rice tariffication bill on 3rd reading

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:15 PM

But opposition lawmakers argue the bill 'totally abandons' Filipino farmers and puts local agriculture 'in danger of extinction'

Rice. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Congress to suspend session so Duterte can lower tariffs on fish, corn

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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

SUSPENSION TO ADDRESS INFLATION. The 17th Congress will adjourn session between August 16 to 27, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trump endorses call for boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles

Aug 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM

The US President is mad that the Wisconsin-based manufacturer – once a presidential favorite – announced it is moving some production out of the US

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: A Harley-Davidson logo adorns a bike outside of the Harley-Davidson of New York City showroom store, June 25, 2018 in the Queens borough of New York City. The American motorcycle company announced on Monday that it will shift production of some of its bikes overseas in order to avoid retaliatory tariffs by the European Union in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the EU. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP  Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Trump announces 'doubling' of tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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!'

NEW TARIFFS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2017, US President Donald Trump holds up a pair of pliers as he speaks during a Made in America event with US manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

China set to respond to new round of U.S. tariffs

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:16 AM

China's levies will come into force at 12:01 on August 23, according to a statement on the finance ministry's web site

Arroyo 'not advocating' lower tariffs on meat

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it

INFLATION WOES. Speaker Gloria Arroyo clarifies she does not support reducing taxes on imported meat products to help ease inflation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House OKs on 2nd reading bill on revised agricultural tariffication

Aug 07, 2018 - 6:54 PM

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

RICE TARIFFICATION. A lady checks out the rice being sold at a market. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Asian countries denounce 'real threat' of global trade war

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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

SUMMIT. Participating foreign ministers pose for a group photograph at the 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers'€™ Meeting, during the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Singapore on August 4, 2018. Leaders, ministers and representatives are meeting in the city-state from August 1 to 4 for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM). Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

China says tariff threat against U.S. 'justified'

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:23 PM

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'

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (C) listens to questions from journalists as he leaves a press conference during the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore on August 2, 2018. Leaders, ministers and representatives are meeting in the city-state from August 1 to 4 for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM). / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:03 PM

(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

TRADE WAR FEARS. Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell, August 2, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 25%, up from 10%

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) Officials downplay suggestions the move is intended to compensate for the recent decline in the value of the Chinese currency

TRUMP TARIFFS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump's many trade wars: a summary

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:38 AM

US president is picking international trade fights in many fronts

TRADE WARS.  US President Donald Trump has been waging battles on trade in many fronts. AFP Photo

Trade war ramps up as U.S. threatens $200B in Chinese goods

Jul 11, 2018 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) Reacting to the 'totally unacceptable' Washington list, the commerce ministry in Beijing says it will be forced to take 'countermeasures'

TRADE WAR. In this file photo, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) plenary session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 11, 2017. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Trump unleashes trade war with tariffs on China

Jul 06, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(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

Canada hits back at U.S. with tariffs on metals, bourbon, orange juice

Jun 30, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The tit-for-tat duties are a response to the punishing US steel and aluminum tariffs imposed at the start of June

TIT FOR TAT. In this file photo taken on June 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

EU slaps tariffs on U.S. as trade war erupts

Jun 22, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The tariffs will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China

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China accuses Trump of 'blackmail' after new tariffs threat

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'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'

Trump threatens to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

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."

ALLIES. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Trump ignites trade war with China, triggering swift retaliation

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:16 PM

(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

Trump prepares China tariff target list as confrontation escalates

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:44 AM

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

US TRADE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. blames Canada for G7 fiasco, says Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(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

G7 SUMMIT. G7 leaders pose for the family photo during the G7 Summit on June 8, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada. From left are European Council President Donald Tusk, British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker. Photo by Pool/AFP

China warns U.S. against tariffs as trade talks end

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:01 PM

'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

EU joins global battle against Trump tariff onslaught

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:22 PM

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.

TRADE WAR. Steel is loaded onto a truck for shipping at the NLMK Indiana steel mill on March 15, 2018 in Portage, Indiana. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images North America / AFP

World on brink of trade war as U.S. slaps tariffs on allies

Jun 01, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Washington angers its major allies by slapping duties of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of aluminium and steel

TIT FOR TAT. Levi's clothes are seen on the day President Donald Trump placed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and European Union responded by warning that it would target iconic American brands such as Levi's. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. to impose steel, aluminum tariffs on EU, Canada, Mexico

Jun 01, 2018 - 10:41 AM

The announcement sparks immediate angry reactions from key allies

Gov't to support farmers amid moves to lift rice import quotas

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(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

RICE TARIFFICATION. Even if 250,000 MT of imported rice is scheduled to arrive in May, the government says this will not be able to meet the country's rice demand in the succeeding months

Philippines hopes to pass rice tariffication law in 2018

Apr 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The rice tariffication bill aims to amend the present agricultural policy, which allows the National Food Authority to monopolize rice importation

RICE TARIFFICATION. Even if 250,000 MT of imported rice is scheduled to arrive in May, the government says this will not be able to meet the country's rice demand in the succeeding months

EU asks WTO for safeguards over U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:37 PM

'In these discussions, the European Commission is insisting on getting a full and unconditional exemption from the announced steel and aluminum tariffs'

Tech sector frets as U.S.-China trade tensions simmer

Apr 08, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Some industry leaders fear the technology sector would be dragged into the dispute between the United States and China

U.S. lists $50 billion in Chinese imports facing tariffs

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The list – which includes electronics, aircraft parts, satellites, medicine, machinery and other goods – has yet to be finalized

WTO CRITIC. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks during the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) plenary session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 11, 2017. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

U.S. blasts 'unfair' Chinese tariffs on 128 products

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The levies are in response to tariffs of 10% on aluminum and 25% on steel that have also angered United States allies

WHITE HOUSE. The White House has unveiled plans to impose new tariffs on about $60 billion of Chinese imports over the 'theft' of intellectual property. File photo from Wikipedia Commons

China slaps retaliatory tariffs on 128 U.S. products

Apr 02, 2018 - 2:18 PM

China's move follows weeks of rhetoric that has raised fears of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies

TARIFFS. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2018 a worker leaves US Steel Edgar Thomson Steel Works in Braddock, Pennsylvania. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

China threatens U.S. with tariffs, says it's 'not afraid of trade war'

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

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

Trump suspends metal tariffs for key U.S. trade partners

Mar 23, 2018 - 11:19 AM

The suspension until May 1 covers EU member states, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea

SUSPENSION. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with House Republican leaders and Republican members at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2017. File photo by  Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump to EU: We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:02 AM

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

TIT-FOR-TAT. US trades tariff threats with the EU. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

EU says no 'immediate' clarity from US on trade tariffs

Mar 11, 2018 - 12:02 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's new tariffs has stung the European Union, along with other major partners, and triggered warnings of an all-out international trade war

ALUMINUM TARIFF. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2014, an employee checks an aluminum roll at the Constellium factory in Biesheim, eastern France. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

U.S. working to spare Australia tariffs – Trump

Mar 10, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!' says Trump

TRADE. US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump signs sweeping tariffs, defying trade war warnings

Mar 09, 2018 - 9:58 AM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump says the tariffs will not initially apply to Canada and Mexico, and that close partners on security and trade could negotiate exemptions

Trump steps up trade threats as Cohn resigns in protest

Mar 07, 2018 - 3:56 PM

The White House downplays the idea that economic advisor Gary Cohn resigned over more aggressive trade policies

GARY COHN. In this file photo, Gary Cohn, chief economic advisor to US President Donald Trump, speaks after Trump announced the Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2017. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/ AFP