Japan, New Zealand press for open markets to boost recovery

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Leaders from Japan and New Zealand on Friday warned countries against the temptation of retreating into trade protectionism, saying that keeping markets open is the way t...

US, allies need to counter China by setting global trade rules: Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (Nov. 16) said America needs to negotiate with allies to set global trading rules to counter China’s growing influence. B...

RCEP could deal blow to three industries in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three sectors in Taiwan should brace themselves after the formulation of the world’s largest trade bloc over the past weekend. The petrochemical, upstream textile...

ASEAN, China, other partners set world's biggest trade pact

China and 14 other countries have agreed to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery...

Taiwan's representative to US calls for expedited trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) on Tuesday (Oct. 27) urged the U.S. to initiate bilateral trade talks, saying Taiwan is ready to ...

Trump trade policy: 4 years of high drama. Limited results.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. In what became his defining economic act, Trump launched a trade war with C...

UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump gathered Saturday in London to protest a proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal that activists say will lower food safety stand...

UNESCO Peace Chair says India does not include Taiwan in 'one China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Indian media on Tuesday (Oct. 13) a UNESCO Peace Chair stated that to his knowledge, India does not include Taiwan in its definition of "one Chin...

US trade deficit up to $67.1 billion in August, 14-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the Uni...

50 US senators call for trade pact talks with Taiwan

Half of the 100 members of the United States Senate issued a call Thursday for their country to start formal negotiations on a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with Taiwan. In a letter...

Key EU states worry South America trade pact may hurt Amazon

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU countries remained divided Monday on whether to approve a preliminary free trade deal drafted last year with South American countries because of concerns related to the Amazon defor...

Germany: Britain will hurt most if post-Brexit talks fail

German Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Saturday warned Britain it would bear the brunt of the fallout if post-Brexit trade talks collapsed without a deal. "My assessment is t...

US planning new economic dialogue with Taiwan after restrictions on American beef, pork lifted

[Last update: Sep. 4 2020] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan will enter a new stage of trade talks following the Taiwanese government’s decision to expand American beef and por...

RCEP likely to deal blow to Taiwanese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The expected finalization of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of 2020 is likely to have a serious impact on the private sector of Taiwan, ...

Democratic plan in rural, swing state counties: Lose by less

MONTFORT, Wis. (AP) — Jerry Volenec felt betrayed. Sold on Donald Trump’s pledge to help struggling Wisconsin dairy farmers, Volenec voted for the Republican. But within two years, T...