Trade barriers

A man walks across the normally busy Piccadilly Circus in central London after a heavy rain downpour, Monday Nov. 9, 2020. The London streets are nearly deserted during the first full week of a four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, but some are calling to allow businesses to reopen their doors to kickstart the city economy. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
November 12, 2020 - 1:34 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy remained nearly 10% smaller at the end of the third quarter despite posting a record bounceback in the summer, when many of the restrictions that had been placed on businesses to control the pandemic were lifted. The imposition of new limits on public life in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, traffic passes the Boeing airplane production plant, in Everett, Wash. The European Union pressed ahead Monday Nov. 9, 2020, with plans to impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal American support for plane maker Boeing, but expressed hope that trade ties would improve once President Donald Trump leaves office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
November 09, 2020 - 1:55 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it would impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal aid for plane maker Boeing — but expressed hope that trade ties would improve once President Donald Trump leaves office. European trade ministers agreed on the...
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November 06, 2020 - 3:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's spending watchdog warned Friday that there is likely to be “significant disruption” to trade with the European Union at the start of next year even if a trade deal between the two sides is agreed in time. The National Audit Office, which assesses government spending, noted...
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In this July 24, 2019, file photo, workers watch as a truck passes by stacks of shipping containers at a port in Yingkou in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
November 03, 2020 - 1:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has stepped up trade restrictions against Australia, suspending imports of some timber and barley, the agriculture minister said Tuesday, amid tension over the coronavirus, Hong Kong and the South China Sea. Chinese authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4...
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Tower Bridge and the skyscrapers of the Canary Wharf financial district, left, are seen at sunrise in London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 14, 2020 - 3:14 am
LONDON (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged the British government to conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union in the coming days and weeks to support the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In its latest survey of the the British economy, the Paris-based...
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October 13, 2020 - 7:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can sanction up to $4 billion in U.S. goods over Washington's illegal support for plane maker Boeing. The ruling, which could inflame Trump administration criticism of the Geneva-based trade body, amounts to one...
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Customers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus look at a newly unveiled new model from the American bicycle brand at a retailed shop in Beijing on July 29, 2020. China's trade growth accelerated in September as the world's second-largest economy recovered form the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 13, 2020 - 12:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade picked up in September as global demand for masks and medical supplies boosted exports and the economy's early reopening gave producers an edge over foreign competitors. Exports rose 9.9% over a year earlier to $239.8 billion, up from August’s 9.5%, the fourth straight...
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Customers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus look at a newly unveiled new model from the American bicycle brand at a retailed shop in Beijing on July 29, 2020. China's trade growth accelerated in September as the world's second-largest economy recovered form the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 12, 2020 - 9:12 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade growth accelerated in September as the world’s second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. Exports rose 9.9% over a year earlier to $239.8 billion, up from August’s 9.5% growth, customs data showed Tuesday. Imports gained 13.2% to $202.8 billion, up...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the European Union for the brexite, hold a press conference after a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Tobias Schwarz/Pool via AP)
October 05, 2020 - 3:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is calling on the United Kingdom to make a big final push to agree on a trade deal with the European Union in the wake of Brexit especially since fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is already hitting the economies on both sides of the English Channel very hard. German...
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Heavy goods vehicles queue on a main road near Dover, southern England, after a police operation in the port city resulted in traffic congestion on nearby roads, Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. Authorities deployed the planned Operation Stack along main roads to cope with heavy traffic approaching the channel port to transit to mainland Europe. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 1:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government says there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes its economic break from the European Union at the end of the year. Michael Gove, the minister in charge of Brexit preparations...
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