Steel smelting. The EU has suggested to the US that there is a problem with excess steel capacity on world markets and that it is prepared to work with Washington on the issue.

EU steel and aluminium will be exempted from new US tariffs announced by President Trump recently the US administration has confirmed. The decision, a(...)

Robert Mueller is the special counsel appointed last summer to lead the inquiry into Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump resumed his assault on special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, tweeting his support for an article written by a Harvard(...)

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. They met in  Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/Reuters

Top EU and Japanese trade officials said they would continue to press their case for exemptions from punitive US steel tariffs after a meeting with Wa(...)

US president Donald Trump gives out pens he used to sign presidential proclamations placing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to workers from the steel and aluminium industries at the White House. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom vowed to press for a European Union exemption from United States tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium w(...)

US president Donald Trump enters the White House. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, angering trade partners as he took his first major protectionist(...)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing a memorandum on addressing China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

China will take action to defend its interests if the United States damages trade ties, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday, after US president D(...)

New Zealand’s trade minister Todd McClay attends an APEC meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Kham/EPA

Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed on Sunday to pursue their proposed trade deal without the US, during a meeting o(...)

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer: hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking towards a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement wit(...)

The  meeting of the National People’s Congress in Beijing will offer clues as to how China’s president Xi Jinping plans to deal with his US counterpart, Donald Trump. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty  Getty Images

China’s annual parliament, the National People’s Congress, starts this weekend, and while observers don’t expect radical developments before a pivotal(...)

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