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 ...

France and U.S. set two-week target for digital tax deal

Business Jan 8, 2020

France and U.S. set two-week target for digital tax deal

Paris and Washington have set a two-week deadline to end a row over a French proposal to tax multinational tech giants, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday. President Donald Trump last month unveiled sky-high retaliatory duties on $2.4 billion of French products from ...

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 ...

Top U.S. trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

Business Dec 16, 2019

Top U.S. trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China

The U.S.-China trade deal is "remarkable" in scope but it won't solve all the problems between the world's two biggest economies, the top U.S. negotiator said Sunday. "This is not just about agriculture and other purchases," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in an interview ...