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Trump’s China tariffs explained

Following years of unfair trade practices by China, President Trump is directing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to take action — including a 25 percent tariff on designated goods from China.
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New trade deal is big — especially for him

The most progressive trade deal in history, TPP includes commitments to expand conservation and environmental protection across the Asia-Pacific region.

The evolving global financial system

A century ago, there was little coordination of international finances. That changed substantially after World War II, and the change is continuing today.

From depression and war, the rise of a new global financial...

Where did institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund come from and why? World War II helped create a new global financial order.
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U.S.-Africa free trade: Good for your wallet, and for your stomach

Famous African foods like Ashanti hot sauce from Ghana, Mrs. Ball’s chutney from South Africa and Tusker beer from Kenya are finding their way...

42 million ways international trade helps the environment

International trade means boatloads of grain, oil and lug nuts, right? You'll be surprised at how much environmental conservation happens through trade.

Ready, set, invest! New chapter opens in U.S.-Africa trade relations.

Improving trade ties between the U.S. and Africa took a step forward with the first meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
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President Trump unveils security strategy for new era

President Trump maps out a vision that affirms that strong and sovereign states with diverse cultures are the best hope for a peaceful world.
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Clothing giant looks to Ethiopia as start-to-finish supplier

Clothing company PVH has added Ethiopia to its supply chain in a big way with an environmentally friendly industrial park employing thousands of women.