U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai promised lawmakers Wednesday that work has begun to work out trade disputes with the European Union and the UK to create what President Joe Biden calls “a united front of U.S. allies,” but she largely left questions about China unanswered as the U.S. continues to study the situation.
India is buying more California walnuts than it ever has, but West Coast farmers see a vast potential for even more trade as they wrap up a new media campaign in the Asian giant that is home to 1.3 billion people.
A Wisconsin dairy farmer, a Maine lobsterman and others provided first-hand testimonials as Republicans sought to put a spotlight on President Donald Trump’s trade policy and overall handling of the economy.
President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. will be restoring tariffs on Brazilian and Argentine steel and aluminum, potentially disrupting the recently improving U.S. trade relationships with Brazil.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are getting close to a deal to lift U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on its North American allies, clearing the way for ratification of a new trade pact for the three countries, says U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
If American almond, citrus, pork, apple and dairy farmers want any chance of regaining their markets in China, Mexico and Canada, U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs will likely have to be lifted. The problem, however, is the threat of cheap foreign metal flooding the U.S. market is now as high as ever.
Retaliation from around the world to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is still hitting farmers and ranchers here hard, but the pain could get a lot worse if President Donald Trump follows through with threats to impose new import taxes on cars and car parts.
The successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement could turn out to be a hollow victory for some of the largest U.S. cheese companies if the Trump administration doesn’t pull back its steel and aluminum tariffs on Mexico.
The president revealed this week he has no intention of backing off the use of tariffs – not even with allies Mexico and Canada, who are retaliating with tariffs of their own on billions of dollars of U.S. agricultural goods.
President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to new negotiations today aimed at ending the trade war in a deal that would somehow result in Europeans buying more U.S. soybeans.