Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Thursday that US will keep tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by the Trump administration in place for now, but will evaluate how to proceed after a thorough review.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that US President Donald Trump told him in a phone conversation that his administration will not levy new tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminum as threatened earlier this month.
United States on Wednesday said it would enact 10% tariffs on European-made Airbus planes and 25% duties on French wine, Scotch and Irish whiskeys and cheese from across the continent as punishment for illegal EU aircraft subsidies.
United States president Donald Trump said on Wednesday that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping was possible this weekend but he is prepared to impose U.S. tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the two countries continue to disagree.
Mexico's president has insisted his government will not be provoked after President Donald Trump announced escalating tariffs on all goods unless Mexico curbed illegal migration. Andrés Manuel López Obrador described Mr Trump's slogan “America First” as a fallacy and said universal justice was more important than borders.
President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting on Jun 10 until illegal immigration across the southern border is stopped.
Companies in the United States are paying almost all the costs from tariffs on Chinese imports, International Monetary Fund (IMF) researchers said in findings that contradict US President Donald Trump's assertions that China is footing the bill.
China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the country faces increased tariffs in a bitter trade war with Washington.
The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on US$ 300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on US consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.
United States President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would meet Chinese president Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world's two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets.