Jan 16, 2017

Trump Cabinet nominees give Vietnam premier hope for TPP trade pact

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is holding out hope that incoming U.S. President Donald Trump will reconsider the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that would be a major boost to the export-driven Southeast Asian nation. Recent comments made by officials who are set ...

China makes awkward free trade champion, experts say

Jan 12, 2017

China makes awkward free trade champion, experts say

As the biggest beneficiary of globalization, China stands ready to proclaim itself the champion of free trade in the face of a more protectionist U.S., but analysts say Beijing’s attitude is much more one of pick and choose. Since Donald Trump was elected on ...

Trump taps Reagan ex-official Lighthizer as trade chief

Jan 4, 2017

Trump taps Reagan ex-official Lighthizer as trade chief

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he will nominate former trade official Robert Lighthizer as the next U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer served as U.S. deputy trade chief under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, playing a major role in negotiating some two dozen bilateral ...