Mar 23, 2016

U.S. expands tougher 'dolphin-safe' rules around the world

The United States, facing sanctions for discriminating against Mexican tuna imports, is expanding tougher rules for labeling tuna “dolphin-safe” on the rest of the world instead of easing up on Mexico. Last fall, the World Trade Organization ruled that the United States was unfairly ...

Mar 21, 2016

China to consider Nepal rail link, free trade deal

China agreed on Monday to consider building a railway into Nepal and to start a feasibility study for a free trade agreement with the impoverished, landlocked country, which has been trying to lessen its dependence on its big neighbor to the south, India. The ...

Mar 20, 2016

Japan, Vietnam vow to work together to spur trade, investment

Japan and Vietnam pledged to work together to expand trade and promote investment by Japanese companies’ in the Southeast Asian nation on Saturday in Hanoi at the first meeting held by a special committee formed to boost bilateral economic cooperation. “By using this committee ...

Would Trump's trade threats work? Experts are skeptical

| Mar 14, 2016

Would Trump's trade threats work? Experts are skeptical

Donald Trump has promised to shred America’s trade deals and impose fines on imports from Mexico and China. He has gone so far as to swear off Oreos to protest Nabisco’s transfer of cookie production from Chicago to Mexico. By attacking trade agreements, the ...

Michigan loss exposes trade as weak spot of Clinton campaign

Mar 10, 2016

Michigan loss exposes trade as weak spot of Clinton campaign

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat in Michigan has laid bare growing voter anger over international trade, raising warning flags for her ahead of a possible presidential election showdown against Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Trump has built his campaign on pledges to scrap international trade ...

Obama 'committed to Pacific trade deal,' even as opposition spreads

Mar 10, 2016

Obama 'committed to Pacific trade deal,' even as opposition spreads

U.S. President Barack Obama is fully committed to pushing for Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal despite anti-trade sentiment gaining steam on the presidential election campaign trail, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Wednesday. Voter anxiety and anger over international trade and ...