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  • Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs if China Retaliates

    President Donald Trump launched a pre-emptive strike in the trade conflict with China, directing his aides to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for new 10% tariffs—in case Beijing retaliates against the tariffs the U.S. imposed earlier this month.

    WSJ
  • Japan Views China as Ally in Trump Trade Fight

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after years of skirmishing with China over territory and security, is now promoting a rapprochement with Beijing that reflects Tokyo’s need for allies in upholding the postwar free-trading system amid President Donald Trump’s tough line on trade.

    WSJ
  • EU Pursues Trade Talks With Australia in Wake of U.S. Tariffs

    The European Union and Australia launched free-trade negotiations Monday, part of a push by U.S. allies world-wide to bolster economic links and counter fallout from President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies.

    WSJ
  • Time to Make Up After Fighting Over Iran

    The U.S. is getting its way through coercive sanctions. It would be helpful to show the allies some respect.

    WSJ
  • Conflicting Forces Pull at Trump on Nafta

    President Donald Trump’s quarrel with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could signal a U.S. intent to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but there are incentives to keep negotiating.

    WSJ
  • Fate of Nafta Is Next in Line as Source for Market Concern

    Escalating tensions are rattling markets as a new round of tariffs raises investors’ concerns, particularly what happens to the troubled the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    WSJ