The Trump administration on Wednesday launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled.
Exports rose in March to a record $208.5 billion, led by shipments of civilian aircraft and soybeans. Imports slipped 1.8 percent, to $257.5 billion.
As the United States and China face off over tariffs and trade policy, some of Indiana’s most important industries are right at the center of the dispute.
President Trump’s surprise move came a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in American products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports.
The trade gap has continued to rise since Trump entered the White House partly because the U.S. economy is strong and American consumers have an appetite for imported products and the financial wherewithal to buy them.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced Monday afternoon that Holcomb will spend Monday through Wednesday in Canada to promote investment in the state.
Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an "assault on our country" by foreign competitors.
President Donald Trump's administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties.
Ordering combative action on foreign trade, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that the United States will impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, escalating tensions with China and other trading partners.
The United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.
Departing Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants to persuade the organization to add Indianapolis to its roster of world trade centers, hooking local firms into international business networks and encouraging imports and exports.
Donald Trump’s threats to use taxes as “retribution” against U.S. companies that move jobs overseas are legally dubious, tax specialists say—and they’re prompting resistance from some Republican leaders who fear a coming era of economic protectionism.
Tom Linebarger points to the company’s Seymour plant where 800 employees produce high-speed diesel engines—70 percent of which are exported globally—as a key reason he believes free trade is good for the Hoosier worker.
U.S. Steel, Nucor are among the companies that say steel imports are sold at unfairly low prices that make it difficult to compete.
Steelmakers including Indiana-based Steel Dynamics Inc. filed a trade complaint alleging that imports of corrosion-resistant metal from China and four other countries are being sold in the U.S. at unfairly low prices.
Hoosier businesses and consumers face a dynamic not seen in a generation—a dollar significantly more muscular than many competing currencies. Experts predict the dollar’s clout and the pros and cons of that power will endure for a year and possibly as long as three.