Side-stepping Tariffs: Tesla Sets Chinese Target of 3,000 Model 3s Per Week

Due to China’s increased tariffs on U.S.-manufactured vehicles, Tesla’s sales have taken a moderate beating there. Like any automaker hoping to move metal within the region, it wants a solution and seems to have come up with one. While there appears to be little hope of the brand’s larger vehicles circumventing the nation’s 40 percent […]

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met Xi Jinping in Beijing, and in an era of US tariffs and trade wars, you can bet everything Abe remembers the last time the US passed over Japan for China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose grandfather was PM when the US isolated Japan from China, arrived in Beijing last week for a three-day state visit. This was Japan’s first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders since 2011 and the first in an era of US regional uncertainty under the current administration. US President Trump […]

Turkey to limit foreign steel imports in response to US metal tariffs

Turkey has told the World Trade Organization it plans to impose steel import quotas from October 17 to protect the domestic steel industry. Earlier this year, the United States doubled the previously-imposed import tariffs on Turkish aluminum and steel to 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively. A trade dispute between Ankara and Washington has been […]

Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal Two thirds of Japan’s trade surplus with U.S. comes from cars Continue reading Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs, for now, as Trump, Abe agree on talks originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Sep […]

‘We have far more bullets’: Trump threatens China with more tariffs if Beijing dares to retaliate

Donald Trump has threatened to impose even more tariffs on Chinese goods if Beijing dares to impose tit-for-tat measures in response to Washington’s latest package of levies targeting some $ 200 billion of Chinese exports. Trump has cautioned the world’s second-largest economy to think twice before engaging in a trade war in which, he claims, […]

Trump expected to announce more China tech tariffs within days

The White House isn’t just dismissing technology companies’ concerns about tariffs on China, it’s picking up the pace. Both Reuters and the Wall Street Journal have learned that the Trump administration is likely to formally announce its latest tariffs on Chinese goods within the next few days (possibly as soon as September 17th). Imports for […]

Tariffs may well bring some high-tech manufacturing back to America

YOU might think a company worth $ 1trn would gain a sympathetic hearing in the White House. Not, it seems, when the subject is China. On September 7th, as President Donald Trump prepared a new salvo of tariffs on Chinese imports, Apple released a letter pleading with the administration to change tack lest it harm […]

Apple says that Trump’s looming tariffs on China would increase prices on Apple Watch and AirPods (AAPL)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Apple opposes tariffs proposed by the Trump administration on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariffs are currently in a period of public comment. Apple said that the proposed tariffs “show up as a tax on the consumer” and will raise the price of several Apple products, including Apple Watch […]