EU  plans to increase duties on a range of US imports, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

EU tariffs on €2.9 billion in American products, from motorcycles and whiskey to peanuts and cranberries, will kick in for goods imported to the Repub(...)

The EU has signalled that it plans to impose retaliatory duties on $3.3 billion in American products from bourbon whiskey to Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The European Union will introduce new tariffs against selected US products from Friday, but is ready to engage with the United States to solve a trade(...)

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg: engaging in a tactic to try to blame somebody else for the consequences of Brexit.  Photograph: PA

In the long-running British TV show Call My Bluff , one team of “celebrity” contestants presents an obscure word and gives three competing definitions(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron addresses members of the French community at the Montreal Science Center on Thursday. Photohrapg: Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron has called on other members of the G7 to stand up to Donald Trump’s trade policies in the face of what he described as the threat of a(...)

President Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron have contrasting views on free trade. File Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

President Emmanuel Macron and US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross laid out conflicting arguments in the trade dispute between Europe and the United S(...)

“This decision is not only illegal, it’s an error on several counts,” – French President Emmanuel Macron responds to decision by US administration to impose tariffs on EU steel and aluminium imports to US. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer / EPA

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he “deplores” US President Donald Trump’s “illegal” decision to impose tariffs on European steel and alumini(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: 'This is not the way we do business.' Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has vowed to retaliate against sanctions imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium imports, while the Department of Enter(...)

The  Trump administration is imposing a 25%  tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminium from the EU, Canada and Mexico. Photographer:  Bloomberg

What has happened? After weeks of bully and bluster, US president Donald Trump has made good on a promise to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium im(...)

Donald Trump with US car industry leaders. The president has repeatedly stated his frustration at the difference between US tariffs on passenger vehicles and higher duties elsewhere.  Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration has initiated a national security investigation into automotive imports that would clear the way for the imposition of new ta(...)

Border at Newry: Prof Federico Fabbrini says the EU could “declare the entire territory of Northern Ireland to be a frontier zone to the EU customs union; thereby removing the need for customs controls (at least on the EU side)”. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The EU could use an obscure provision in an international trade treaty to preserve a frictionless border in Ireland in the aftermath of a no-deal, no-(...)

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