Pork moves back to the frontline of Taiwan-U.S. trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will discuss all issues with a visiting United States trade delegation, the Presidential Office said Wednesday, as hog farmers voiced their renewed opposition again...

GOP senators oppose nominee for Trade Representative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said late Wednesday they would oppose President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative in a broadside against the administration's "ongoing, inc...

Taiwan off USTR watch list for 9th year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan stayed off the annual “Special 301” watch lists issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative for the ninth year running, the Ministry ...

Taiwan urged to lift ban on U.S. pork, maintains stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Food safety and the rights of local farmers are important considerations for determining whether to participate in international trade deals, Taiwan’s government stated Sa...

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___ Ford cancels plan to build new Mexican plant, adds US jobs FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — The auto industry's relationship with President-elect Donald Trump took a dra...

Trump names lawyer Lighthizer as top trade rep

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative, picking an experienced trade official who has questioned the cons...

Trump expected to name lawyer Lighthizer as top trade rep

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate lawyer Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, a transition official said Monday night, filling in one of the final piece...

US puts Alibaba back on 'notorious markets' blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is back on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that sell pirated goods. The Office of the U.S. Trade Rep...

Obama administration files trade challenge against China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid new tensions with China, the Obama administration on Thursday launched its 15th challenge against Beijing at the Word Trade Organization, escalating a long-simmering debate over...

Former USTR to lead delegation to Tsai inauguration

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that former U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk will lead a delegation to attend the May 20 inauguration of Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen on be...

Tsai urges U.S. to strengthen military exchanges with Taiwan

Washington, June 2 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has urged the United States to boost military exchanges with Taiwan and help it strength...

US alleges that China unfairly helps its exporters

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is challenging China at the World Trade Organization, alleging that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes exports in seven industries.The Office of the U.S. T...

U.S. officials to visit Taiwan to discuss marine conservation

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Two high-ranking U.S. officials were scheduled to arrive in Taiwan Thursday to discuss international fisheries and marine conservation issues with Taiwanese counterparts, the ...

Japan recession could slow some US companies

NEW YORK (AP) -- Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S companies and industries that count on the country for sales....

USTR welcomes Taiwan's interest in TPP membership

Washington, April 11 (CNA) The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on Friday welcomed Taiwan's interest in joining a trans-Pacific free trade bloc but said the bloc's prospective...