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VIDEO: European Dispatch -How the world is restructuring trade [without the US] | DW News

Screen grab. Cranes at a port

PortandTerminal.com, December 30, 2020 BERLIN – German news outlet Deutsche Welle (DW) has produced an excellent, 10-minute video that neatly summarizes their take on the past 4 years of US/European/China trade relations and what they expect to see from the Biden administration. Take a look. “What’s next after America First? Hopes are running high that US President-Elect Joe Biden will …

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Did we win the trade war?

Container terminal activity at Yusen Terminals.

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 Trump Changed How the U.S. Trades, But Not Necessarily as Intended WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy torched a 70-year consensus on trade liberalization, drew a harder line against China’s state-driven economic model and erected new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, alienating allies. Trump is touting his efforts to protect …

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U.S. trade deficit grows to $64B, highest in 12 years

Container terminal

PortandTerminal.com, September 4, 2020 Despite bloody trade wars and a renegotiation of NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, America’s trade deficits remain stubbornly high. WASHINGTON – After narrowing in the early months of the year due to coronavirus shutdowns, the gap between what the United States buys from the rest of the world and what it sells widened to its highest level …

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‘New Cold War’ Beijing Warns Americans. Don’t Push Us

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

BLOOMBERG, MAY 24, 2020 China drops the word ‘peaceful’ in latest push for Taiwan ‘reunification’ and is not mincing words with America either. Don’t push us. It’s a new ballgame. By Ros Krasny for Bloomberg – The U.S. should give up its “wishful thinking” of changing China, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, warning that some in America were pushing relations to …

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Trump Says China Trade Deal Might Have to Wait for 2020 Election

December 3, 2019 by Reuters By Steve Holland and William Schomberg LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said a trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, denting hopes of a resolution soon to a dispute that has weighed on the world economy. “I have no deadline, no,” Trump told reporters …

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How the Trade War and a Changing China Are Roiling Global Shipping

October 30, 2019 by Bloomberg BEIJING/WASHINGTON –The trade war and China’s economic shift made 2018 a tough year for global shipping and will continue to reverberate through the industry, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Maritime shipping volumes grew just 2.7% to 11 billion tons last year, UNCTAD said in its annual review of the maritime industry, …

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Many favorite European goods hit by new US tariffs

PortandTerminal.com, October 18, 2019 A fresh round of U.S. tariffs on $7.5 billion in European goods takes effect Friday in retaliation for what the World Trade Organization decided were illegal EU subsidies for airplane maker Airbus. WASHINGTON, DC – The US imposed 25% tariffs on $7.5bn on some favorite goods from the European Union (EU) just after midnight in on October 17th. The …

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China increasingly wary of any statements from Trump

PortandTerminal.com, October 14, 2019 China reportedly has become increasingly wary of any statements from President Trump. They do though want to hold more talks this month to hammer out the details of the “phase one” trade deal though. WASHINGTON – China wants to hold more talks this month to hammer out the details of the “phase one” trade deal touted …

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