International Trade


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Chips from Texas Instruments and other US makers flow into Russia despite ban

Bloomberg | December 21, 2023 | International Trade

US semiconductors have continued to flow to Russian military-linked companies this year in spite of export restrictions aimed at cutting them off — with Texas Instruments Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. emerging as the biggest makers of those chips.

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US considering hiking tariffs on China EVs, solar products, WSJ reports

Bloomberg | December 21, 2023 | International Trade

The US is considering raising tariffs on Chinese electric cars and other goods as it tries to limit reliance on Asia’s biggest economy and shield its own green industry, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people it didn’t identify.

Vietnam detains junior trade minister in corruption probe

Bloomberg | December 21, 2023 | International Trade

EU approves three-year grace period for EV tariffs in UK trade

Bloomberg | December 21, 2023 | International Trade

US to gather intelligence on Chinese chipmakers as Biden mulls tariffs
International Trade
Bloomberg | Top Story | December 21, 2023

US to gather intelligence on Chinese chipmakers as Biden mulls tariffs

The US Commerce Department will begin gathering information on Chinese production of legacy semiconductors — chips that aren’t cutting-edge but are still vital to the global economy — as it looks to track how deeply reliant US companies have become on the technology from China.
South Korea’s early exports show recovery momentum picks up

Bloomberg | December 20, 2023 | International Trade

Xi lauds trade boom with Russia, vows to ‘amplify’ cooperation

Bloomberg | December 20, 2023 | International Trade

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SGS gains approval to deliver PCA services for industrial imports for Morocco

AJOT | December 20, 2023 | International Trade

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced its approval for product conformity assessment (PCA) services by SEMAC, Morocco’s national accreditation body.

China pulls punches to keep pricey electric cars flowing to EU

Bloomberg | December 20, 2023 | International Trade

Taiwan export orders return to growth for first time in a year

Bloomberg | December 20, 2023 | International Trade

Japan’s exports slip in fresh sign of pressure on economy

Bloomberg | December 20, 2023 | International Trade

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White House says it’s tracking Apple Watch case with ban looming

Bloomberg | December 19, 2023 | International Trade

The Biden administration is “tracking” the impending US ban of nearly all Apple Watch sales due to a patent dispute, with power to veto the decision resting with the US Trade Representative.

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Apple tells staffers they can’t point watch buyers to Best Buy

Bloomberg | December 19, 2023 | International Trade

Apple Inc. is on the verge of pulling its most popular smartwatches from sale at its US physical and online stores to comply with a trade regulation ruling. And while other retailers can continue to sell the devices, Apple has told staffers it can’t let people know.

EU and US pause steel tariff war until after elections
International Trade
Bloomberg | Top Story | December 19, 2023

EU and US pause steel tariff war until after elections

The European Union and the US will extend a truce on steel and aluminum imports, avoiding a possible return of billions of dollars in tariffs on transatlantic commerce.
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Kyiv seeks better air defense to boost exports via the Black Sea

Bloomberg | December 19, 2023 | International Trade | Commodity

Ukraine’s Black Sea grain corridor is performing better than expected, but stronger air defense is needed to quicken ship loading times and better shield ports, according to Kyiv’s top infrastructure official.

Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, Minister King says

Bloomberg | December 19, 2023 | International Trade | Commodity

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Apple to halt US sales of latest watches after patent loss

Bloomberg | December 18, 2023 | International Trade

Apple Inc. will stop selling the latest versions of its smartwatch in the US due to a patent dispute, taking the devices off the market in the middle of the busy holiday season.

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