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The European Union has been trying to get the US to call off trade sanctions and come to an agreement on aircraft subsidies, but Washington has showed no signs of being open to talk, according to EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström... Read more

The European Commission has imposed tariffs of 8 to 18% on imported subsidised Indonesian biodiesel, arguing the move was necessary to maintain a level playing field for EU producers... Read more

The French minister for agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has hit back at US President Donald Trump's threat last week to impose a tax on French wines, describing the move as "completely moronic." Read more

The European Commission's new Director-General of Trade, Sabine Weyand, has said that while the EU is keen to work alongside Washington on WTO reform and shared challenges to global trade, the bloc would retaliate is the threat to raise tariffs on... Read more

The goods trade surplus between the EU and the US, as well as the bloc's surplus with China has increased in the first five months of the year, according to figures released by the EU statistics office Eurostat... Read more

The biggest beneficiaries in an escalating trade tariffs war between the US and China could be France and Germany, economists at Barclays have projected... Read more

In an interview with CNBC, the CEO of Harley-Davidson, Matt Levatich, has addressed the situation regarding the US-EU trade war. The first idea the company had was to move production for the European market to its to Thailand factory. However, if... Read more

The European Union has been preparing for a possible trade war with the US in the ongoing dispute over Boeing subsidies. This week, the European Commission published a preliminary list of US products amounting to almost $20-billion (€17.7-billion). Read more

The European Union has launched two World Trade Organization disputes against India and Turkey, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on ICT products and pharmaceuticals. Large economic interests and important legal principles are at stake... Read more

UK International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced a range of post-Brexit trade remedies yesterday that would be implemented post-Brexit. Dr Fox said that 43 of the trade tariffs currently in place that apply to imports from non-EU countries... Read more

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has said that that any decision to declare European car and car-part imports a threat to US national security would be incomprehensible. Read more

According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), investment in robotics equipment has slowed as the trade war between the US and China escalates. Read more

Ongoing trade tensions between the US and China are likely to hit global growth in 2018 and 2019 – this is according to the latest world economic outlook from the International Monetary Fund, published twice yearly. Read more

US President Donald Trump has made what has been termed a ‘major concession’ by agreeing to hold off on imposing car tariffs on the EU while the two sides negotiate on trade barriers. Read more

The European metals industry had a relatively good year in 2017 with demand, sales, prices and profitability being boosted by buoyant economies in Europe, North America, China and much of the rest of the world. Read more

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