BMW vehicles made in Spartanburg, South Carolina., await loading at the port of Charleston.

The European Union is preparing a new list of American goods to hit with protective measures if a mission to Washington next week fails to persuade US(...)

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(...)

Motorcycles are amongst a number of items that will be hit by EU tariffs in response to the US imposition of tariffs earlier this month. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

The European Union expects to hit US imports with additional duties from July, ratcheting up a transatlantic trade conflict after Washington imposed i(...)

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said Europe would no longer continue with talks over liberalising parts of EU-US trade after talks on a permanent exemption from steel tariffs failed. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU has “closed the door” on trade talks with the US after the White House hit the continent with tariffs on steel and aluminium, said Brussels’ to(...)

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(...)

The US in March imposed levies of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminium imports, giving some regions, including the EU, a temporary reprieve that will expire on June 1st.

The European Union is seeking a last-minute deal with the US to avoid inflaming global trade tensions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose tar(...)

Trade hiccups: EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström speaks with Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys at a Brussels meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Image of the week: Trade tensions They could have been talking about anything, of course, but there’s something about Heather Humphreys’ face in this(...)

EU-Western Balkans summit:   German chancellor Angela Merkel, Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borissov, French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May, in the second row. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump was the ghost at the feast. As EU leaders munched their way through the shopska salad and other Bulagarian fare – surely some Rakia was d(...)

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