US, EU should ‘clean the house’ and deal with China – US ambassador

By |oktober 4th, 2018|Donald Trump, EU-US relations, EU-US trade, intellectual property rights, investment screening, News, Nord Stream-2, Russia|

Europe and the US should quickly sort out the current issues in their "long-term faithful marriage" so they can speak in "one powerful voice" and address China's global activities, US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, said on Wednesday (3 September).

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EU and US to map out transatlantic trade amid tensions

By |september 10th, 2018|America, EU, EU-US trade, EU-US trade deal, EU-US trade relations, News, trade, Trump, US|

Diplomats from the US and EU meet in Brussels on Monday (10 September) to try and reach a compromise in the trade talks that caused such a stir over the summer. 

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When China and the US quarrel, will Europe rejoice?

By |junij 28th, 2018|EU-US trade, News|

Now that the US has imposed a first wave of tariffs, Stefen Legge and Priotr Lukaszuk ponder whether the EU has become the standard bearer of multilateralism and free trade or whether it will it ultimately follow America's course of action.

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Macron urges WTO ‘reform’ as US metal tariffs expected to hit early

By |maj 31st, 2018|Cecilia Malmström, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU-US trade, News, steel dispute|

French President Emmanuel Macron called Wednesday (30 May) for talks on overhauling the World Trade Organisation, as European companies braced for the prospect of punishing US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, which could come as early as Thursda...

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Commission “concerned” about potential US car tariff increase

By |maj 24th, 2018|Donald Trump, EU-US relations, EU-US trade, European Business Summit 2018, News, tariffs, Trump Administration, WTO|

The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström expressed concern on Thursday (24 May) about the US administration's announced plan to launch an investigation into imports of cars and trucks that might lead to new tariffs.

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EU says metal tariffs ‘prolong uncertainty’ after US holds off

By |maj 2nd, 2018|aluminium, EU-US trade, EU-US trade relations, News, steel dispute, steel industry, United States|

The European Union accused the United States on Tuesday (1 May) of prolonging "market uncertainty" with its decision to hold off on imposing controversial tariffs on metal imports from key global trading partners.

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Tariffs or no tariffs, the pickup in global trade won’t last

By |april 9th, 2018|EU-China trade, EU-US trade, News, protectionism, steel dispute, tariffs|

Slow trade growth will be the dominant feature of the world economy in the coming decade, not because of the latest tariffs, but because of a slowdown in three longer-term trends, write Ilaria Maselli and Ataman Ozyildirim.

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Washington, Beijing flexing muscles in trade dispute

By |april 3rd, 2018|China, Donald Trump, EU-China trade, EU-US trade, News|

The temperature is rising between the United States and China but the simmering confrontation has not yet boiled over into a trade war, since the tit-for-tat countermeasures so far have been confined to a few specific products.

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How to save the transatlantic alliance

By |marec 27th, 2018|EU-US trade, Iran nuclear deal, News, Paris Agreement, tariffs, trade war, transatlantic relations, TTIP|

To save the transatlantic alliance, it is essential for the EU to deal with its internal problems in order to become a more reliable and credible partner for the US in the future, writes Fraser Cameron.

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EU warns UK not to seek unilateral exemptions from Trump’s tariffs

By |marec 9th, 2018|Brexit, Brexit negotiations, Donald Trump, EU-US relations, EU-US trade, Jyrki Katainen, News|

The European Commission stressed on Friday (9 March) that Europeans will act “as a bloc” in the face of US steel and aluminium tariffs, after the UK announced that it would negotiate directly with Washington to find a way out for itself.

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