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  • MINNEAPOLIS— Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said Tuesday it has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports. The dispute escalated into lawsuits on behalf of tens of thousands of farmers in state and federal courts alleging...

  • Shipping containers are offloaded from a cargo ship at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Trump's tax policy should concentrate on creating local supply chains that enrich the economy, Financial Times reports.

  • Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said China needed to "guarantee fair and reciprocal treatment for U.S. firms" while on a visit to Beijing.

  • GENEVA, Sept 26- The United States has asked China not to implement its new cyber security law and is concerned it could damage global trade in services, a U.S. document published by the World Trade Organization showed on Tuesday. China ushered in a tough new cyber security law in June, following years of fierce debate around the move that many foreign business...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 26- The great disruptor that is U.S. shale oil is coming to Asia, as refiners in the energy-hungry region look to expand and diversify their sources of crude, and the consequences will likely go well beyond a shift in oil trade flows. Crude oil exports to Asia from the United States are still relatively small-scale, with Thomson Reuters Oil Research...

  • GENEVA, Sept 26- The United States has told the World Trade Organization that a new Chinese cyber security law could have a significant adverse effect on global trade in services, a document posted on the WTO's website showed on Tuesday. "Chinas measures would disrupt, deter, and in many cases, prohibit cross-border transfers of information that are routine in the...

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- China's fuel exports to North Korea fell in August, along with iron ore imports from the isolated nation, as trade slowed after the United Nations' latest sanctions, but coal shipments resumed after a five-month hiatus, customs data showed on Tuesday. China imported 1.6 million tonnes of coal from North Korea, according to data from Beijing's...

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- China's fuel exports to North Korea fell in August, along with iron ore imports from the isolated nation, as trade slowed after the United Nations' latest sanctions, but coal shipments resumed after a five-month hiatus, customs data showed on Tuesday. China imported 1.6 million tonnes of coal from North Korea, according to data from Beijing's...

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it will refer the question of North Korea's coal imports data for August to the customs office. Customs data showed China imported coal from North Korea in August for the first time since February, despite U.N. sanctions banning such purchases. Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated that China...

  • BEIJING, Sept 26- China's gasoline and diesel exports to North Korea and iron ore imports from the isolated nation fell in August as trade continued to slow after the United Nations' latest sanctions, customs data showed on Monday. The release comes after data on Saturday showed China's trade with North Korea jumped in August even after the U.N. sanctions, mainly...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 26- The great disruptor that is U.S. shale oil is coming to Asia, as refiners in the energy-hungry region look to expand and diversify their sources of crude, and the consequences will likely go well beyond a shift in oil trade flows. Crude oil exports to Asia from the United States are still relatively small-scale, with Thomson Reuters Oil Research...

  • SHANGHAI— It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. Since Ivanka Trump became an official adviser to her father, public information about companies importing her branded goods to the U.S. has become harder to find. The deepening secrecy means it's unclear who Ivanka Trump's company is doing business with in China, even as she...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to department employees March 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ross, who was confirmed earlier in the week, spoke about his vision for changing the department.

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he pressed for "meaningful action" to allow American companies greater access to China's market.

  • BEIJING— China has delayed enforcing sweeping new controls on food imports following complaints by the United States, Europe and other trading partners that they would disrupt billions of dollars in trade. But Beijing has decided to grant a transitional period of two years following comments by other governments, according to a document submitted to the...

  • Enrique Razon, chairman & president, International Container Terminal Services, said that he is concerned about how far trade patterns may change as Donald Trump casts a negative view on current trade pacts.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 25- The top U.S. negotiator at talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact on Monday dismissed questions about why his team had so far failed to produce specific proposals on key issues, saying "I don't see a problem." Officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada are in Ottawa for the third of seven planned rounds of talks. Canada's chief negotiator on...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 25- The top U.S. negotiator at talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact on Monday dismissed questions about why his team had so far failed to produce specific proposals on key issues, saying "I don't see a problem." Officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada are in Ottawa for the third of seven planned rounds of talks. Canada's chief negotiator on...

  • MEXICO CITY— Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary. But in Mexico— where the auto industry has boomed under the North American Free Trade Agreement, with plants like the Audi...

  • Officials from the United States, Mexico and Canada are in Ottawa for the third of seven planned rounds of talks. U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text in Ottawa on modifying a key chapter on investment under the North American Free Trade Agreement, two well-placed sources said on Sunday. Canada's chief negotiator on Sunday said he did not...

  • Donald Trump

    Most U.S. businesses have been working to convince the White House to preserve pacts like NAFTA, Financial Times reports.