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# Trade

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# European Parliament
A tango in the jungle: Phil Hogan targets US and China in trade brief grilling
“There’s nothing for free when it comes to trade,” Hogan told MEPs this evening.
# Live from new york
Varadkar meets Jimmy Fallon while on US trade mission
The Taoiseach said the TV host is “very proud of his Irish heritage”.
# Big Phil
Explainer: What does the European Commissioner for Trade do and why is the role important?
Phil Hogan will begin a second 5-year term as Ireland’s commissioner in Europe – this time for trade.
# dublin and shannon
New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'
Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.
Trump escalates trade war with threats to place more tariffs on Chinese imports
The US president made the announcement in a series of Tweets.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed?
Digby Jones made the claim on Twitter at the weekend when discussing the impact of a no deal Brexit.
# Brexit ready
Of 90,000 Irish businesses that trade with the UK, just 531 have attended Brexit workshops
This week, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that the chances of a no-deal Brexit in October were “significant”.
# food and drink
Your crash course in ... how proposed US tariffs could hit Irish whiskey
Irish whiskey could get dragged into a transatlantic trade dispute.
# mercosur
'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.
# Marquee signing
Davis set to link up with LeBron at the Lakers in blockbuster trade - reports
ESPN and the Los Angeles Times said unsettled star Davis will join the Lakers in a move which will see the Pelicans receive multiple players and draft picks in return.
# Border
Trump suspends tariffs against Mexico after 11th-hour migration deal
Mexico has agreed to expand its policy of taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as their asylum claims are processed.
# trade war
US more than doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods
China has pledged “necessary countermeasures” to the 25% tariffs.
Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty
Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.
# long delays
Trump '100% ready' to shut down US-Mexico border despite being warned of 'catastrophic economic impact'
“Sure it’s going to have a negative impact on the economy. Security is more important to me than trade.”
# hard border
Impact of no-deal Brexit would be 'more severe' and last longer in Northern Ireland than anywhere else
The British government has warned that a no-deal scenario would likely have a negative impact in terms of trade and crime.
# perishable goods
Ten UK food stores warn MPs of the 'disruption' and 'shock' of a no-deal Brexit
The businesses warned that in March “90% of our lettuces, 80% of our tomatoes and 70% of our soft fruit is sourced from the EU”.
# port of dover
Planes, trucks, automobiles ... and Brexit: Here's why the UK has been focusing on transport plans
Here’s all the news about transport woes that came out in the weeks leading up to the Brexit deal vote.
'Baylas', 'Beilis', 'Queillys': In the 1980s the government was urged to tackle cheap Spanish Baileys knock-offs
Locally produced copies of “extremely poor quality” were a persistent issue for importers.
# welt
China expected to overtake US as world's largest economy by 2032
Meanwhile, Brexit is due to have a negative impact on British growth next year.
# trade restrictions
Seanad passes Occupied Territories Bill despite government opposition
Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.
# Brexit
'Sounds like a great deal for the EU': Trump warns Brexit deal may harm UK-US trade
He expressed hope that Theresa May will “be able to do something about that”.
# chequers plan
Theresa May has ruled out a second Brexit referendum and vowed no compromise during negotiations
The UK Prime Minister wrote a column in today’s Sunday Telegraph.
# Trump
Trump threatens to pull out of WTO if it doesn't 'shape up'
The US withdrawing from the World Trade Organization could have huge implications for the global economy.
# trade deal
Trump says 'really good deal' reached with Mexico on trade
Negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement.
'Our relationship is getting closer': Donald Trump hints at new trade agreement between US and Mexico
The trilateral NAFTA treaty has been a key target of the US president’s aggressive trade strategy.
# Cabinet split
Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill
A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.
Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit
As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.
# trade wars
EU urges US, China and Russia to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'
EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit.
# strategic port
Rosslare Port could be used to take advantage of Brexit opportunities - but there are legal complications
Rosslare Europort operates as a division of Iarnród Éireann.
# trade war
Whiskey, jeans and motorbikes: EU tariffs on US goods come into effect
The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel imports and 10% on aluminium.
# Brexit
UK's buffer zone plan for Northern Ireland border 'something out of Alice in Wonderland'
Sinn Féin, meanwhile, said the proposal has highlighted “the lack of knowledge” of border areas and the concerns they face.
# customs union
Boris Johnson calls UK's post-Brexit trade plan 'crazy'
Britain’s Foreign Secretary said “a whole new web of bureaucracy” could be created.
# Trade
World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port
Celine is going to carry cargo between Dublin, the Netherlands and Belgium and is seen as major coup for Ireland.
# trade war
China slaps tit-for-tat tariffs on 128 US products
The tariffs follow weeks of rhetoric that has raised fears of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
# Simon Coveney
Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'
In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.
# trade wars
Peanut butter and bourbon: The US and EU are on the verge of a tit-for-tat trade war
Donald Trump’s administration has vowed to unveil new tariffs on steel and aluminium over the coming days.
# white house visit
Leo: 'There are many of Donald Trump's policies with which I do not agree'
Varadkar said Ireland and the US have strong links that “will outlast any president or Taoiseach”.
# trade war
Trump claims EU has made it 'almost impossible' for US firms to trade
Meanwhile, the US is “subsidising” Europe militarily, he said.
# Brexit
May moots 'associate membership' of EU agencies, concedes neither side can have 'exactly what we want'
The British PM said that she was not cherry-picking but just negotiating in the same way as any trade deal is put together.
# Trade
Big move in the NBA as Clippers agree to send Blake Griffin to Pistons
This was a shock move.