Is there still hope for a free-trade deal between the US and EU? The US commerce secretary has suggested a deal could still be in the works if its European partners - and Germany in particular - address US concerns about dumping.
The new government in Rome is walking in the footsteps of Donald Trump's trade protectionism, as it has threatened to torpedo the CETA trade agreement because it doesn't protect Italy's farmers and their products.
The first round in trade negotiations between the EU and Australia has kicked off. As protectionism spreads, Canberra is keen to tie the 28-nation bloc into a deal that would open EU markets to its cheese, wine and meat.
Germany and the US remain allies, but Donald Trump's failure to endorse the G7 communique is the latest in a string of recent disagreements on key policies. DW takes a look at the most contentious issues.
Chancellor Merkel has said trade accounting methods are outdated and need revision. Done differently, figures show the US had a $14 billion surplus rather than $153 billion deficit with the European Union in 2017.
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