While US president Donald Trump touts unilateral import tariffs, his neighbors Canada and Mexico and nine other Pacific Rim nations are lowering trade barriers. They've signed a revamped multilateral free trade agreement.
In roughly a week from now, higher US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are to come into force. Will the European Union manage to be exempted from the duties? DW's Sabine Kinkartz reports from Berlin.
Japan has taken the lead in forging the agreement that has evolved from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal after Washington pulled out, but the US would be welcomed in the future, say experts.
The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to impose tariffs targeting Chinese tech and telecommunications imports. Should Washington follow through on the move, it could spark harsh retaliation from Beijing.
Assessing the business costs of Brexit for both the EU27 and the UK hasn't been easy. A consulting firm and a law company have done exactly that, finding that the financial burden on all sides concerned will be huge.
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