Trade barriers

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with business leaders at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Moon criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul’s sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo’s move to strengthen controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, which triggered a full-blown diplomatic dispute between the neighboring U.S. allies. (Bae Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 12:03 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday criticized comments by Japanese officials who questioned the credibility of Seoul's sanctions against North Korea while justifying Tokyo's stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea. The issue has become a full-...
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Notices campaigning for a boycott of Japanese-made products are displayed at a store in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged that the issue be resolved through diplomacy. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 09, 2019 - 8:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Tuesday it does not plan to retract or renegotiate its stricter controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged that the issue be resolved through diplomacy. Tokyo tightened the approval process for Japanese shipments of...
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July 02, 2019 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is considering tariffs on an additional $4 billion of goods from the European Union over what it considers to be illegal aircraft subsidies. Whether it does so depends on the results of a World Trade Organization assessment of EU subsidies on large civil aircraft,...
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South Korean Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo, center, speaks during a meeting at Korea Trade Insurance Corporation in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. South Korea plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan's imposition of restrictions on its exports of key technology materials to South Korea. Sung said Monday that the Seoul government sees Japan's move as retaliation against South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to compensate South Korean plaintiffs over forced labor during World War II.(Ahn Jung-won/Yonhap via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 3:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has defended its decision to impose export restrictions on South Korea, citing national security concerns and its international duty to keep tabs on sensitive technology transferrable for military uses. Yoshihide Suga, the chief Cabinet secretary, said Tuesday that the move was...
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July 01, 2019 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. The U.S. agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods, although existing tariffs on $...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a model poses with a 55-inch Samsung OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, TV during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips and smartphones and a major producer of display panels, said it’s assessing how the Japanese import restrictions could possibly influence its business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 01, 2019 - 4:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea...
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In this image made from video, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, front left, and Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh, front right, stand together as they exchange documents in Hanoi, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. (AP Photo)
June 30, 2019 - 8:18 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. The agreement, which was signed by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a signing ceremony prior to their news conference on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka, western Japan, June 29, 2019. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 11:13 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced new initiatives to further expand economic ties and tourist exchanges between the two nations, but...
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President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 9:13 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations' yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese imports while...
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President Donald Trump, left, stands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, as they prepare to pose for a photo during a visit to the tea house on the grounds of the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Trump is making a quick trip to Seoul after attending the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 7:51 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. (all times local): 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is being welcomed to South Korea by its president — and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands. Trump's met with President Moon Jae-in (jah-YIHN') at the Blue House, where the...
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