Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre. Photograph: Benedikt von Loebell/World Economic Forum

A no-deal Brexit will deliver a“big short-term shock” to the Irish economy, the head of the International Trade Centre has predicted. On a visit to D(...)

A truck passes by China Shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, after new tariffs on Chinese imports was imposed by President Donald Trump, in Long Beach, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/Getty Images

China has lodged a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization over US import duties, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Mo(...)

US President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing tariffs in EU goods in response to Airbus support. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The European Union is preparing retaliatory tariffs against the United States over subsidies to Boeing, significantly escalating transatlantic trade t(...)

World Trade Organization director-general Roberto Azevedo attends a news conference on the annual global trade forecast at WTO headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Trade Organization has warned that global trade would face “strong headwinds” over the next two years as it reported that commercial tension(...)

An employee working on a Boeing 737 Max 8 at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

US Senators have pressed top US officials on the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Boeing and a controversial safety system linked to two(...)

Production of the Porsche Macan in Leipzig, Germany. Photograph: Matthias Rietschel/Reuters

Porsche’s UK unit has told customers they might have to pay as much as 10 per cent more than expected for their imported cars after a hard Brexit and (...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks in a meeting of The Bruges Group, a pro-Brexit think tank in London, Britain on January 23rd EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Evangelists for a no-deal Brexit haven’t given up. On the contrary, they have been emboldened by this week’s vote in parliament, by polls showing sup(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with European Council President Donald Tusk. File photgraph:  Ben Stansall/ Getty

Britain and the European Union have agreed in principle on a text setting out their future relationship. The deal is pending endorsement by the bloc’s(...)

 Adrienne McGuinness, director of the Nest Box Egg Company. “It would be nice if we had some more clarity,” she says. Photograph: Julien Behal

Eggs, engineers, ducks, hotels, mushrooms, oysters and artists. There is nothing that Brexit won’t touch, particularly when you are a short drive from(...)

Eventual tariffs on autos could hit companies including Korea’s Hyundai Motor, Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW, as well as global factories for US brands General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler

Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by US president Donald Tr(...)

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