Free trade

A member of the audience photographs President Donald Trump as he speaks at Derco Aerospace Inc., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 12, 2019 - 7:17 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the United...
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July 07, 2019 - 11:45 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African heads of state gathered in Niger's capital Sunday to launch a continentwide free trade area that represents an estimated market of $3.4 trillion. The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to create a single unified market for the continent's 1.3 billion people...
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In this image made from video, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, front left, and Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh, front right, stand together as they exchange documents in Hanoi, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. (AP Photo)
June 30, 2019 - 8:18 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. The agreement, which was signed by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks as the new pro tempore president of Mercosur, flanked by Uruguay's Foreign Affairs Minister, Rodolfo Nin, left and Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, right, at the 53rd Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay. Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, June 28, 2019, that South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union, clinched in the Belgian capital of Brussels following two decades of negotiations. The Mercosur bloc includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
June 28, 2019 - 10:31 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Friday after two decades of negotiations that concluded amid global trade tensions and rising protectionism. The agreement announced by both sides came as trade talks between the EU and the...
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In this Saturday, June 22, 2019 photo, a salesman holds a bag of California almond kernels for a customer at a shop in New Delhi, India. California almond farmers are facing long-term uncertainty in the wake of new tariffs on exports to India, the state's top market for almonds. Farmers and experts predict the tariffs, leveled by India amid trade tensions with the United States, will complicate almond sales abroad. The tariffs may result in increased almond prices for buyers, so farmers expect to sell less. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
June 27, 2019 - 8:29 pm
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Along large swaths of California's lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards. Thousands of miles away in India, customers browse the nut sections of busy street markets and grocery stores in search of the...
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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from left, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the ASEAN leaders summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 23, 2019 - 6:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute...
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President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2019 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to demonstrate a united front Thursday in the uphill effort to get a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement over the finish line. At Trump's insistence, the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to...
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FILE - This Sept. 26, 2018 file photo shows the Senate building in Mexico City. Mexico's Senate has voted on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Hanging on the fence are the teachers college students who disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
June 19, 2019 - 7:25 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval. Mexico's upper chamber voted 114 to four with three abstentions in favor of the U.S.-...
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 07, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government...
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Trucks line up to cross into the United States at the border in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, June 7, 2019. Companies have been rushing to ship as many goods as possible out of Mexico to get ahead of possible tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump, hurriedly sending cars, appliances and construction materials across the border to beat Monday’s deadline. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
June 07, 2019 - 7:14 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Companies are rushing to ship as many goods as possible out of Mexico to get ahead of the tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump, hurriedly sending cars, appliances and construction materials across the border to beat Monday's deadline. Mexican-made tiles are piled up...
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