EU, UK still have 'fundamental' differences on trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — With the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in quarantine, trade talks with the United Kingdom continued by videoconference this week, though the optimism expressed last ...

Taiwan participates in first Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. conducted their first Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue in Washington D.C. on Friday (Nov. 20), which saw the signing of a memorandum of underst...

EU gives upbeat assessment of state of Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union issued Friday one of its most upbeat assessments of the state of post-Brexit trade negotiations. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ...

NBA's offseason sprint continues with free agency starting

NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before th...

Brexit trade talks suspended because of COVID-19 case

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit trade negotiations have been suspended at a crucial stage because an EU negotiator has tested positive for the coronavirus. EU chief negotiator Michel Barn...

High-level Brexit trade talks suspended after negotiator tests positive for COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — High-level Brexit trade talks suspended after negotiator tests positive for COVID-19.

Taiwan faces heated calls for reversal of ractopamine policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A non-profit organization fighting for consumers’ rights in Taiwan is urging the government to backtrack on the decision to allow the import of ractopamine-laden Ame...

EU: Brexit trade talks still have 'substantial work' ahead

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that trade talks with the United Kingdom still face “substantial work" that might spill over into next week, with a perilous deadline drawi...

Taiwan diplomat expresses optimism about potential trade agreement with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles, Louis Huang (黃敏境), on Monday (Nov. 16) made a visit to Monterey Park, formerly known as &ldq...

Joe Biden is hardly the free trader Asia is hoping for

President Donald Trump has upended US trade policy like few of his predecessors, weaponizing tariffs not only to hit back against countries, which he deemed gave their producers an unfair advantage at...

Taiwan expects US trade talks to result in signing of MOU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nov. 20 trade talks between Taiwan and the United States are likely to result in the signing of a memorandum of understanding, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Th...

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UK and EU make one more push for elusive Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union were meeting Monday to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal. ...

Will Biden's election as US president sway Brexit talks?

With the 2020 US election campaign in full swing, in September former Vice President Joe Biden made it clear that he would not conclude a trade agreement with Britain if Prime Minister Boris Johnson w...

Taiwan-US trade talks possible in December, but no delay for pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deputy minister at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) might travel to the United States in December to conduct trade talks, but a postponement of the Jan. 1 opening...