Trump to formally launch U.S.-Kenya trade deal talks

Business Feb 7, 2020

Trump to formally launch U.S.-Kenya trade deal talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would formally initiate trade talks with Kenya, adding that he would "probably" sign a deal with the East African country. The announcement, made at a White House meeting between Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, ...

Doubts linger after U.S. and China ink initial trade deal

Business Jan 16, 2020

Doubts linger after U.S. and China ink initial trade deal

China will boost spending on U.S. products in exchange for rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world's two largest economies Wednesday, defusing an 18-month row but leaving numerous thorny issues unresolved. Beijing and Washington touted the "phase one" ...

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs discuss WTO reform

Business Jan 14, 2020

Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs discuss WTO reform

Trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer exchanged views Monday on reforming the World Trade Organization, which has become largely dysfunctional due to a shortage of members in its appellate body. Meeting in Washington, the Japanese and U.S. trade chiefs also confirmed ...

Business Dec 31, 2019

White House adviser says China trade deal signing expected soon

The White House's trade adviser on Monday said the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal would likely be signed in the next week, but said confirmation would come from President Donald Trump or the U.S. Trade Representative. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, in an interview ...

Trump says he and Xi will sign China trade deal

Business Dec 25, 2019

Trump says he and Xi will sign China trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to sign the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal agreed to this month. "We will be having a signing ceremony, yes," Trump told reporters. "We will ...