Trump threatens Canada over dairy trade, slaps tariff on lumber

Apr 26, 2017

Trump threatens Canada over dairy trade, slaps tariff on lumber

Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being "very rough" on its southern neighbor and threatened to retaliate against new restrictions on U.S. dairy products. Trump also touted his administration's surprise decision late Monday to rekindle an ...

Nov 24, 2016

Japan to scrap tariffs on toys to help importers

The government plans to scrap its tariffs on toys in April to ease the burden on domestic makers that sell imported products, Finance Ministry sources said on Wednesday. About 80 percent of the nation's toy companies make products overseas, such as in China, to take ...

Sep 20, 2016

Abe urges Congress to approve TPP 'as soon as possible'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the U.S. government on Monday to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact "as soon as possible" to ensure early implementation of the 12-nation deal. "Japan and the U.S. must each obtain domestic approval of the TPP ...

Sep 12, 2016

TPP members agree not to renegotiate sweeping free trade deal

The 12 countries that signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact earlier this year agreed Monday that they will not renegotiate the deal, Japan's TPP minister Nobuteru Ishihara said. The minister also told reporters the 12 nations confirmed they will move ahead with domestic processes ...