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#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

| January 11, 2019

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) met in Washington with Hiroshige Seko, minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative as part of the trilateral talks launched in 2017 to address global issues such as trade-distortive practices on 9 January. The representatives of the EU, Japan and […]

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United States is Europe’s main #SoyaBeans supplier with imports up by 112%

United States is Europe’s main #SoyaBeans supplier with imports up by 112%

| January 8, 2019

Imports of US soya beans by the European Union increased by 112% over the current market year (July-December 2018), compared to the same period in the previous year. With a share of 75% of EU soya beans imports, the U.S. remains Europe’s number one supplier. Conversely, Europe remains by far the top destination of US […]

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#EUUSPrivacyShield – EU urges US to nominate permanent data privacy ombudsman

#EUUSPrivacyShield – EU urges US to nominate permanent data privacy ombudsman

| December 19, 2018

The European Union on Wednesday (19 December) urged the United States to nominate a permanent ombudsman by the end of February to investigate complaints about data breaches, an essential element of a landmark data transfer pact agreed two years ago, writes Foo Yun Chee. EU technology chief Andrus Ansip’s comments came after the European Commission […]

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Trump’s cynical #Tariffs deception

Trump’s cynical #Tariffs deception

| December 17, 2018

In a bid to divert the threat of new tariffs on America’s luxury car imports, the German car bosses of VW, Daimler and BMW met in Washington, and emerged optimistic that “We made a big step forward to avoid the tariffs”. The long-anticipated meeting between Germany’s top car officials and White House economic adviser Larry […]

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Trump says #Brexit agreement may hamper US-British trade; UK differs

Trump says #Brexit agreement may hamper US-British trade; UK differs

| November 28, 2018

US President Donald Trump has said that the agreement allowing the United Kingdom to leave the European Union may make trade between Washington and London more difficult, but the UK prime minister’s office disputed his interpretation. Trump told reporters outside the White House that the deal sounded like it would be good for the European […]

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#China Stands to gain more from keeping US Bonds, not dumping them

#China Stands to gain more from keeping US Bonds, not dumping them

| November 22, 2018

When China sold $3 billion worth of its US bond holdings last month, political commentators perceived a thinly-veiled threat: if President Trump persists with his confrontational trade policy, Beijing has the capacity to send the US economy tumbling in the blink of an eye. The truth, however, is more complex – writes Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan US-China […]

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#BillGates expects to ‘share future’ with #China partners

#BillGates expects to ‘share future’ with #China partners

| November 15, 2018

Bill Gates said he was glad to be part of the China International Import Expo during a recent exclusive interview with People’s Daily, write Zhao Cheng and Li Yingqi, People’s Daily. Gates praised China’s new achievements on poverty reduction and innovation when addressing the first Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum, which was held on […]

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