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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

Trump, EU's Juncker agree to ease trade tensions

Jul 26, 2018 - 7:58 AM

(UPDATED) The leaders agree to 'launch a new phase' in the relationship and 'to work together towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods'

TRADE. 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. Photo by Saul Loeb/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, Indonesia launch free trade talks

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:53 PM

The talks with Indonesia will begin by the end of the year

CECILIA MALMSTROEM. European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem speaks at The Atlantic Council discussion on 'European Growth and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership' in Washington, DC on June 29, 2016. File photo by Yuri Gripas/AFP

US-EU trade deal 'risks' emerge in leak

May 02, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Greenpeace says the confidential documents prove that long standing environmental protections are being ignored

LEAKS. Klaus Ernst (L), member of the German Bundestag parliament for The Left party, leafs through TTIP documents leaked by environmental organization Greenpeace in a reading room set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate, a major landmark of Berlin, Germany, May 2, 2016. Photo by Kay Nietfeld/EPA

EU, Philippines to begin free trade talks

Dec 22, 2015 - 10:42 PM

A senior EU official says that the free trade talks will begin early 2016

Australia pushes 'urgent' trade talks with Indonesia

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

We haven t had the engagement that we could and should as such close neighbors said Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb adding that both countries have been looking past one another for commercial opportunities

TRADE TALKS. Australian trade minister Andrew Robb delivers his speech during the opening of Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015 in Jakarta, on November 18. Photo by AFP

US, EU hold third round of free-trade trade talks

Dec 17, 2013 - 11:54 AM

US and EU enter a third round of trade negotiations in Washington aimed at creating a powerful free trade bloc to boost their economies and jobs

EU chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero (L) and US chief negotiator Dan Mullaney (R ) give a joint press conference after the second round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on November 15,2013 at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. AFP PHOTO /GEORGES GOBET

WTO: Breakthrough in trade talks with customs accord

Nov 29, 2013 - 6:34 AM

Diplomats in Geneva secure agreement on a key sticking point of a trade package to be put to ministers at a crunch summit next week

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo of Brazil (L) looks on next to the chairperson of the general meeting, Ambassador Shahid Bashir (R), on November 26, 2013 in Geneva, after a crunch general council meeting to decide whether they could put a deal on the table at a make or break summit next month. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

WTO chief says global trade deal within reach

Oct 05, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Although the areas under negotiation are limited the gains can be enormous Azevedo says

CLOSE. World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo (L) talks to journalists during a joint press conference with Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan on the sideline of the APEC Ministerial Meeting. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA