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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans a trade mission to Japan next month. The Republican governor announced the six-day trip Wednesday. It will revolve around the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association annual conference in Tokyo, which hasn’t been attended by an Ohio governor in over a decade. Japan is Ohio’s top international investor, with… Read More
The U.S. auto industry opposes President Trump’s threatened tariffs on goods imported from Mexico. It says the taxes would increase the cost of vehicles and play havoc with supply chains.
The president said at a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May that new economic restrictions would begin to bite, possibly even during negotiations between the two sides.
The U.S. Trade Representative published a list of Chinese goods that would be hit with new duties, from artists’ brushes to watches.
President Trump has threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico in response to a large number of illegal crossings. A closure would likely hit a wide range of industries, from produce to autos.
West Kentucky Farmer Barry Alexander doesn’t have an answer on when the Trump administration will reach a trade deal with China, now a year into tariffs that have hamstrung some Ohio Valley industries. Alexander is optimistic these continued negotiations will be worth it, but his plan in the meantime lies in massive, silver storage bins on Cundiff… Read More
President Trump has pushed tariffs to cut the trade gap. But the United States bought more from other countries than it sold to them last year, pushing the deficit to a level not seen since 2008.
President Trump has suspended a planned increase in tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese imports, after what he called “very productive” trade talks in Washington this weekend.
In back-to-back events this week President Trump and his commerce secretary visited the Ohio Valley to tout administration policies aimed at propping up two of the region’s traditional but faltering industries — metals and mining. The president used a Tuesday rally filled with West Virginia coal miners to unveil a new plan to ease pollution… Read More
President Trump called for a doubling in the tariff on imported steel and aluminum from Turkey, escalating a diplomatic spat with a key NATO ally.