Britain demanded more realism from the European Union on Monday ahead of crucial post-Brexit trade talks, but the mood was soured by reports that London was looking to rewrite an agreement the two sides had already signed.
British and European Union (EU) officials restarted on Monday a week-long round of Brexit trade talks after a break because of the coronavirus, which is making an end-of-year deal look even more unlikely. After a first-round in early March negotiations were suspended for six weeks as officials focused on the deadly virus sweeping Europe.
The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday finalized a new rule to impose anti-subsidy duties on products from countries that it has determined undervalue their currencies against the dollar, including potentially China.
Negotiations for the second phase of a pending US-China trade deal will begin promptly but the outcome may wait until after this year's elections, President Donald Trump said on Thursday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in London on Wednesday ahead of the opening rounds of trade talks that will begin once Britain formally leaves the bloc on Jan 31.
South Korea’s trade ministry said on Monday it plans to hold the fourth round of trade talks with Mercosur as Seoul aims to expand its trade network with emerging countries and revitalize its ailing exports.
Brazil has begun negotiating a trade agreement with the United States, the South American country’s economy minister said, kicking off knotty talks between longstanding competitors whose leaders want closer commercial ties.
United States president Donald Trump said trade negotiations with China were back on track after excellent talks on Saturday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in which Washington reportedly agreed to hold off on new tariffs.
United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the Group of 20 summit later this month.
China is ready to fight the US on trade but the door is still open for talks, the country's defense minister said on Sunday. On the trade friction started by the US: if the US wants to talk, we will keep the door open. If they want to fight, we are ready, General Wei Fenghe told an international security dialogue in Singapore.