Tag: Customs (Tariff)

Modi Prepares to Welcome Trump to India

NEW DELHI — Mysterious figures in sunglasses have scoped out the Taj Mahal. The hunt is on for rally venues and presidential suites. Officials on both sides of the Indian Ocean are rushing ahead with feverish preparations, including final negotiations for a much-anticipated trade deal. President Trump is expected to swoop into India for a […]

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Trump Expands Steel Tariffs, Saying They’ve Fallen Short of Aim

WASHINGTON — President Trump has announced plans to broaden his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, saying the existing tariffs had not proved as effective as he had hoped in reviving American production. In a proclamation Friday night, the president accused foreign companies of trying to “circumvent” the 25 percent tariff he placed on foreign […]

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Trump Is Abusing His Tariff Power, Too

So here’s the story: Donald Trump has abused the powers of his office to threaten a U.S. ally. His threat is probably illegal; his refusal to produce documents about his decision process is definitely illegal. And his claims about the motivation for his actions don’t pass the laugh test. You probably think that I’m talking […]

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The Trade War, Paused for Now, Is Still Wreaking Damage

The trade war is de-escalating, at least for now. But the economic damage it caused could be far from over. Two years of tit-for-tat tariffs and on-again-off-again trade talks have left American farmers reeling. The manufacturing sector is in a recession, albeit a relatively mild one, and factory employment declined in December after rising slowly […]

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Trump’s China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms

WASHINGTON — Among the corporate titans recognized last week by President Trump during a White House signing ceremony for his China trade deal was Sanjay Mehrotra, the chief executive of Micron Technology, whose Idaho semiconductor company is at the heart of Mr. Trump’s trade war. Micron, which makes memory chips for computers and smartphones, is […]

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