Taiwan, US looking for ideal time for trade talks: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stated at a press conference Thursday (Oct. 15) that while both Taiwan and the United States are looking forward to engaging in econ...

WTO finds Washington broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China; ruling angers U.S.

The World Trade Organization found on Tuesday (Sept. 15) that the United States breached global trading rules by imposing multibillion-dollar tariffs in President Donald Trump's trade war with Chi...

Top US, Chinese officials optimistic on Phase 1 trade deal after phone call

Top U.S. and Chinese officials, who spoke by phone on Monday, see progress on resolving issues over the Phase 1 trade deal reached in January and both sides are committed to the success of the agreeme...

EU trade bodies slam US decision to retain tariffs

European trade groups reacted with regret and disappointment Thursday to a US decision to keep tariffs on EU goods in place. The French wine and spirits exports federation FEVS said the decision &quo...

House bill, senator call for US-Taiwan trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both a House bill and a senator on Wednesday (July 29) called for a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Wednesday, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) int...

Trump trade office adds Amazon to 'notorious markets' list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States for the first time added five of Amazon’s overseas operations to its list of “notorious markets’’ where pirated goods are sold. The e-commerce giant dismissed the m...

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump at stake with Xi meeting in Hong Kong

The United States and China have become entangled in a number of disputes of late, ranging from trade and development of the global economy to fundamental values and human rights. Five particularly ur...

Taiwan requests new trade talks with US under TIFA framework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 14) that it has been in communication with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) offic...

US mulls tariffs on additional $4 billion of EU goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is considering tariffs on an additional $4 billion of goods from the European Union over what it considers to be illegal aircraft subsidies. Whether it doe...

USTR, Treasury defend Trump strategy on trade row with China

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Trade Representative and Treasury Department have issued a statement defending Washington's strategy in its trade dispute with Beijing. The statement seen on ...

US targets $300B of Chinese goods for new tariff hikes

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to "fight to the finish" in an escalating trade battle tha...

US issues $300B target list of Chinese goods in trade battle

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. trade officials have issued a $300 billion target list of Chinese imports including laptop computers for more tariff hikes, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing. T...

Taiwan Assurance Act may lay groundwork for Taiwan-US FTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 7) unanimously backed the “Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019,” which supports Taiwan and urges it to increase its ...

USTR Special 301 Report puts China on 'priority watch list,' excludes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report today listing China on its "priority watch list" for Intellectual Property (IP) v...

Taiwan's ban on American beef, pork a trade barrier: US report

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the United States remain a major barrier to trade between the two sides, according to a recently released U.S. report that hi...