Canada Drops Hope for Quick Exemption from U.S. Metals Tariffs

Canada is less hopeful about an expectation that the Trump Administration will quickly remove tariffs that it imposed on exports of steel and aluminum products and is opposing a U.S. push to agree to...

China Facilitates Self-supporting Alternatives to Meet Domestic Energy Demand

President Xi’s cabinet has released a package of policies for a green home and sustainable development, including three-year and five-year action plans on cutting industrial overcapacity and alleviating environment pollution by phasing out coal...

China’s Lithium Giant Comes Closer to Buying Chilean SQM

Tianqi Lithium Corp, China’s biggest lithium producer, was reported to have reached an agreement with Chile’s anti-trust regulator FNE that removes a hurdle for the Chinese miner to purchase a 24% stake in the...

Weak Demand and Trade Tensions Are Pressuring Global Car Sales

The global car sales have grown steadily since 2010, with an average annual growth of over 5%. According to forecasting company LMC Automotive, the global car sales is expected to reach 97 million vehicles...

Canada’s Soybean Farmers Have a Chance in China-US Trade War

The US-China trade war has been escalated this week by new tariffs slapped on each other, with Trump administration announcing hefty tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods on September 17, and Beijing quickly responding...

U.S. New LNG Terminals Dimmed In Trade War

China will impose a 10 percent tariff on imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States, extending a trade dispute into energy sector and casting a shadow over the building of U.S....

Trade War Cannot Bring Back U.S. Firms to the U.S.

As the Trump administration imposes tariffs on US$50 billion in Chinese exports to the United States, Ford, the 114-year-old American car maker, was recently forced to cancel a program to sell a Chinese-made small...

China-US Trade War Escalated by New Tariffs

Trump administration made an announcement on Monday September 17 that it will levy tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods starting next week at 10 percent, and that will rise to 25 percent on 1...

Trump’s Tariff Policy May Hit the Auto-parts Manufacturers

With the deterioration of U.S.-China trade relations, small suppliers such as auto-parts manufacturers and their American customers are in trouble. Auto-parts manufacturers are already struggling to cope with the soaring costs of steel and...

China’s E-Commerce Could Help Africa Industrialize

The 10th BRICS summit wrapped up in Johannesburg on July 27, and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is scheduled to be held in Sept. in Beijing, which will bring together over 50 government heads...

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EU and Japan Sign Free Trade Agreement

The European Union(EU) and Japan signed an agreement on tariff reduction on Tuesday. According to the deal, 99 percent of the tariffs on Japanese...