Trade barriers

In this image from file video provided by UK Ministry of Defence, British navy vessel HMS Montrose escorts another ship during a mission to remove chemical weapons from Syria at sea off coast of Cyprus in February 2014. The British Navy said it intercepted an attempt on Thursday, July 11, 2019, by three Iranian paramilitary vessels to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel just days after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. A U.K. government statement said Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from the HMS Montrose accompanying the commercial ship through the narrow Strait of Hormuz. (UK Ministry of Defence via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 6:01 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran's president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran's...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with business leaders at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Moon criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul’s sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo’s move to strengthen controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which triggered a full-blown diplomatic dispute between the neighboring U.S. allies. (Bae Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 7:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul's sanctions against North Korea while defending Tokyo's stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea. The issue has become a full-...
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July 10, 2019 - 12:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys have spoken by phone in their first contact since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to resume stalled talks on ending a tariff war. The Commerce Ministry said Beijing's envoy, Vice Premier Liu He, talked Tuesday with Trade...
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Notices campaigning for a boycott of Japanese-made products are displayed at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged that the issue be resolved through diplomacy. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 09, 2019 - 3:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged that the issue be resolved through diplomacy. Tokyo tightened the approval process for Japanese shipments of...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. South Korea's military say it has detected an "unidentified object" flying near the border with North Korea. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff says its radar found "the traces of flight by an unidentified object" on Monday, July 1, over the central portion of the Demilitarized Zone that bisects the two Koreas. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 03, 2019 - 3:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Three days after the U.S. and North Korean leaders held a historic third meeting, North Korea's U.N. Mission accused the Trump administration Wednesday of talking about dialogue but being "more and more hell bent" on hostile acts. A press statement from the mission pointed a...
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July 02, 2019 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is considering tariffs on an additional $4 billion of goods from the European Union over what it considers to be illegal aircraft subsidies. Whether it does so depends on the results of a World Trade Organization assessment of EU subsidies on large civil aircraft,...
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South Korean Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo, center, speaks during a meeting at Korea Trade Insurance Corporation in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. South Korea plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's imposition of restrictions on its exports of key technology materials to South Korea. Sung said Monday that the Seoul government sees Japan's move as retaliation against South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to compensate South Korean plaintiffs over forced labor during World War II.(Ahn Jung-won/Yonhap via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 12:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has defended its decision to impose export restrictions on South Korea, citing national security concerns and its international duty to keep tabs on sensitive technology transferrable for military uses. Yoshihide Suga, the chief Cabinet secretary, said Tuesday that the move was...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. The U.S. agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods, although existing tariffs on $...
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This April 26, 2019, photo shows Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry building in Tokyo. Japan is imposing further restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday, July 1, 2019, on the move to effectively remove South Korea from a list of so-called "white nations" that have minimum restrictions on trade. (Kyodo News via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 10:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea...
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In this image made from video, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, front left, and Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh, front right, stand together as they exchange documents in Hanoi, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. (AP Photo)
June 30, 2019 - 5:18 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. The agreement, which was signed by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia...
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