U.S. and Chinese negotiators hold 'productive' trade talks

Business May 1, 2019

U.S. and Chinese negotiators hold 'productive' trade talks

Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators held productive talks in Beijing on Wednesday, the American side said, as the economic superpowers head toward an endgame in a dispute that has hit businesses with bruising tariffs. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a close aide to President ...

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

Business Apr 24, 2019

U.S. organized labor opposes USMCA in current form, says official

The head of the largest U.S. labor union said Tuesday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labor reforms required by the deal. Richard Trumka, president of the 12.5-million-member AFL-CIO, said the U.S. Congress is ...

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

Business Feb 28, 2019

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

The United States and Japan will likely launch trade talks in March, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday, suggesting the dialogue would begin earlier than had been anticipated. Washington's top trade negotiator made the remarks during congressional testimony. The bilateral talks had been expected ...

Trump envisions 'signing summit' with China on trade

Business Feb 26, 2019

Trump envisions 'signing summit' with China on trade

U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects to hold a "signing summit" with China's President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since negotiators are "very, very close" to an agreement. Cheering global stock markets, the comments Monday appeared to confirm that the dispute won't ...