Donald Trump did not say what kind of measures he was looking for to rein in automotive imports, but quotas could be an  option. Photograph: EPA

The US is giving the EU, Japan and other countries a six-month window to reduce car imports as an alternative to car tariffs, president Donald Trump (...)

US national security advisor, John Bolton (background) looks on during a meeting between president Donald Trump and president of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Oval Office in September, 2018. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The Washington Post/Getty

In a scene evocative of the 1980s and 1990s and 2000s, a Republican administration has sent US naval forces to the Persian Gulf. As a mark of his infl(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) meets with vice-premier Liu He, the lead Chinese trade negotiator, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, April 4th, 2019. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese la(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/File Photo/Reuters

Stocks in Asia fell along with US and European equity futures, the yuan and Treasury yields as investors awaited details on the counter-measures Chin(...)

The US and China were close to a deal to end their trade dispute just 10 days ago. But while many on Capitol Hill  have backed US president Donald  Trump’s aggressive turn in the China talks, others have grown concerned

Donald Trump’s top economic adviser sought to contain the fallout from the escalation of trade tensions with Beijing, saying there was a “strong possi(...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

US president Donald Trump Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Pool via Bloomberg

Traders who thought they sidestepped the latest round of trade belligerence were dragged back to their seats late Monday as more tough talk from the T(...)

US president Donald Trump has threatened in a series of tweets to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent, sharply ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to make con(...)

US congressman Richard Neal said the UK and EU must preserve the sanctity of the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The chances of the European Union striking a trade deal with the United States would be endangered if it jeopardised the Belfast Agreement after Brexi(...)

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(...)

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