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U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US, Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators were set to resume face-to-face talks on Thursday for the first time in nearly two months as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of a bitter and protracted trade war.

US tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

Oil rebounds on U.S-Chinese trade dispute

Oil prices rallied on Tuesday following reports that the U.S has decided to delay the next round of tariffs that were to be imposed on Chinese goods.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Donald Trump exempts Chinese cell phones, laptops, toys, footwear from September 1 tariffs

Amidst recession fears, the Trump White House trade office announced Tuesday that it would exempt Chinese cellphones, laptops, toys, footwear and clothing from a new round of tariffs going into force on 1 September.
France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan.

France passes controversial tax on tech companies

France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan.
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Donald Trump orders probe into France’s tax plans for technology companies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France’s planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks

US and Chinese negotiators meeting this week in Beijing have agreed to extend trade talks until Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the office of the US Trade Representative.
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

Donald Trump: China has agreed to cut tariffs on US-made autos

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that China had agreed to “reduce and remove” tariffs on U.S. cars below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on American-made vehicles.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

Donald Trump to punish Mauritania over 21st century slavery

U.S. President Donald Trump intends to end trade benefits for Mauritania on Jan. 1 for not making sufficient progress on ending slavery and forced labour practices.
The U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday said Morocco has lifted the ban and agreed to accept imports of American poultry products for the first time.

Morocco accepts first US poultry products

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday said Morocco has lifted the ban and agreed to accept imports of American poultry products for the first time.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pic) attributed the arrest of Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai to the 'violation of Chinese laws', without further explanation. – EPA pic, February 6, 2018.

China: US ‘disappoints’ the world with trade war

China warned the United States on Thursday that upping the ante in a tit-for-tat trade war will "only serve to disappoint" the world as Washington threatened to raise the tariff rate on the next $200 billion of Chinese imports.

Donald Trump tweets US and China will reach deal on IP

US President Donald Trump has said in a tweet on Sunday that China would take down its trade barriers and that the two countries would reach a deal on intellectual property.

China vows countermeasures against Donald Trump’s tariffs

China has vowed imminent countermeasures in the escalating trade war between it and Donald Trump’s America as it also condemned the administration’s plans to slap tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese industrial and hi-tech products.

Donald Trump to target Chinese tech products for import tariffs

The Trump administration this week will unveil the list of Chinese imports targeted for U.S. tariffs to punish Beijing over technology transfer policies, a move expected to intensify trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

Donald Trump to impose tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump has signed an order that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60bn worth of Chinese goods imports.

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