A group of major U.S. businesses wants the government to hide key import data—a move trade experts say would make it more difficult for Americans to link the products they buy to labor abuse overseas.
Companies confront tough choices in Russia, Ukraine
Indiana-based firms are struggling with how to protect their employees and their business interests in those countries while also condemning the Russian government’s actions.Read More
U.S. trade policies likely to soften after Biden becomes president
The incoming administration is widely expected to embrace a more multinational approach to U.S. trade policy, moving away from the “America first” strategy embraced by President Trump.Read More
When the dollar is strong, a U.S.-based company that sells products overseas earns fewer dollars. On the flip side, the cost of imported goods and foreign expenses are lower.
The World Trade Organization is predicting global trade volumes will grow a lackluster 1% next year as challenges weigh on markets, including high energy prices, rising interest rates and uncertainties about Chinese manufacturing output amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which has has enraged Beijing and Chinese nationalists, could further muddle Washington’s already complicated relationship with China as the two sides wrest with differences over trade, the war in Ukraine, human rights and more.
Before becoming a teacher, Kim Rosenbaum worked for 14 years as a welder in machine shops—experiences that she thinks make her a better teacher.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers spent this week in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Monaco meeting with world leaders and companies.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers are set to lead an economic development trip to Sweden, the United Kingdom and Monaco at the end of this month to bolster strategic relationships and highlight the state’s industries.
One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks.
Reports of civilians being tortured and killed in Ukraine, with streets on the outskirts of Kyiv being strewn with corpses, had some lawmakers this week questioning why the Senate had not yet taken action on the bill.
The war’s damage to the auto industry has emerged first in Europe. But U.S. production will likely suffer eventually, too, if Russian exports of metals—from palladium for catalytic converters to nickel for electric vehicle batteries—are cut off.
Russia is not one of the United States’ top trading partners, but the goods and services exported by both countries are still substantial.
In its annual report on Chinese compliance with WTO rules, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Wednesday that China isn’t keeping the promises it made to open its markets to foreign competition.
The crossing normally carries 25% of all trade between the two countries, and the blockade on the Canadian side had disrupted business in both countries, with automakers forced to shut down several assembly plants.
The blocked bridge carries 25% of all trade between the two countries, and Canadian authorities expressed increasing worry about the economic effects.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the agreement with Japan, along with a separate deal last year on steel with the European Union, will put them in a better place to compete against China, the world’s second largest economy.
The October deficit was the smallest monthly deficit since a $66.2 billion imbalance in April.
The U.S. move is a potential hurdle for President Joe Biden’s ambition to promote solar power. Hoshine is one of the biggest global suppliers of polysilicon, a material used to make solar panels.
The e-commerce giant said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold.
Goods entering the U.S.—ranging from Austrian grand pianos and British merry-go-rounds to Turkish Kilim rugs and Italian anchovies—could face tariffs of as much as 25% annually.
Biden has said his trade agenda will focus on helping middle-class families who have been disproportionately hurt by globalization.