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  US metal tariffs: Mexico and Canada may be exempt Map of White House USA
White House criticises China for $3bn tariffs Map of White House USA

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  The White House has criticised China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs against the US on a range of goods including pork and wine

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  The White House says there could be exemptions to US plans to impose tariffs on metal imports, in a softening of its tough stance

  The main trading partners of the US have reacted angrily after President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

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Dec.21 Trump appoints 'Death by China' author as head of US trade council
  US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed economist Peter Navarro, an outspoken critic of China, as the head of a new national trade body

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Apr.4 US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran  The US Treasury has granted plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export certain spare commercial parts to Iran, the company says

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Oct.4 US shutdown halts EU trade talks  Negotiations on a sweeping free trade pact between the US and the EU have been postponed because of a partial government shutdown in America Jul.10 US-Egypt fighter jet deal 'on track'
  The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say Jun.27 US downgrades Bangladesh trade ties  The US has suspended trade privileges for Bangladesh until it improves workers' safety conditions in the clothing industry

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Sep.17 US in new trade spat with China  US President Barack Obama has filed a new trade complaint against China, accusing it of illegally subsidising exports of cars and car parts May.21 Chinese fakes 'used in US planes'  U.S. Senate: Vast numbers of counterfeit Chinese electronic parts are being used in US military equipment, a key Senate committee has reported Apr.9   Obama and Brazil's president discuss trade, energy  Barack Obama and visiting Dilma Rousseff stressed the importance of strong ties between their countries, despite Brazil's concerns about U Mar.20 US imposes solar duties on China

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Dec.29 US sells $30bn in jets to Saudis
  The US will send 84 Boeing F-15 jets to its key Middle Eastern ally, and upgrade 70 existing Saudi F-15s Aug.11 Falling exports hit US trade gap
May.10 Geithner hails 'progress' in China talks
  2 days of negotiations ended in a series of deals on U.S. access to the Chinese market and Chinese access to sensitive U.S. technology
Mar.10 Trade deficit data hits US shares

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Sep.13 US to push $60bn Saudi arms sale
Map of Pentagon USA  The Pentagon is set to notify the US Congress of a $60bn weapons sale to Saudi Arabi advanced military aircraft Jun.10 China export surge stirs U.S. anger May.23 Clinton presses China on business access. Shanghai Feb.3   Obama to pressure China on trade
  President Obama says he will be much tougher with China to make sure it opens its markets to trade with the US

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Jul.28 US and China 'committed to trade'  At U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue officials got down to brass tacks in what one called 'very constructive, very candid' discussi... Jul.27 China-US economic talks kick off  Top leaders of the US and China are meeting to discuss key economic and political differences at US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Feb.4 Senate eases 'trade war' bill  U.S. Senate: The Senate has voted to soften a controversial 'Buy American' clause in an economic recovery package, after warnings it might spark a trade ...

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Nov.15 New trade deal by 'end of year'
  World leaders have reportedly decided to aim for a new agreement on global free-trade - 'by the end of the year'
  Bush: G20 committed to free trade   Talks commenced at the G20 summit where the leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are gathered to discuss ways of tackling the financial... Oct.3 U.S. to sell $6.4b in weapons to Taiwan  The move bound to anger China. The administration expects congressional approval quickly

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Jul.18   Bush tackles scares over imports  US President has set up a panel to look at the safety of food and other products imported into the US

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Dec.4 United States scrapped tariffs on steel
  Japan has joined the European Union in dropping the threat of retaliation

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