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July 17, 2019 - 7:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by global trade wars. The data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday show Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. The ministry also reported that the trade...
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South Korean small and medium-sized business owners stage a rally calling for a boycott of Japanese products in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2019. South Korea and Japan last Friday, July 12, failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body. The signs read: "We don't sell Japanese products." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 14, 2019 - 9:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of South Korean small-business owners have rallied in South Korea's capital calling for boycotts of Japanese consumer goods to protest Tokyo's move to tighten high-tech exports to its neighbor. During Monday's protest, Kim Sung-min, president of the Korea Mart...
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Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Japan said it has no plans to retract its tightened control on high-tech exports to South Korea, saying it involves Japanese internal policy review. Suga said the review was necessary to appropriately carry out export controls, and that Tokyo does not plan to negotiate its decision with Seoul. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 12:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Tuesday it did not plan to retract or negotiate its tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a day after the South Korean president urged diplomacy. Approvals were tightened last week for Japanese shipments of photoresists and other sensitive materials to...
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July 07, 2019 - 11:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it's committed to finding a diplomatic solution to a dispute over tightened Japanese control on exports of high-tech materials used by South Korean companies to produce semiconductors and displays. President Moon Jae-in in a meeting with senior aides on...
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July 04, 2019 - 2:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese controls on exports of key materials used to make semiconductors and displays have taken effect, as South Korean officials vowed to fight back. The Japanese government ordered the more stringent approval process for shipments of photo resists and other key chemicals as...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, July 3, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for May. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 03, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in May as the politically sensitive imbalances with China and Mexico widened. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. sells and what it buys from foreign countries rose 8.4% to $55...
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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 - 12:11 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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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks as the new pro tempore president of Mercosur, flanked by Uruguay's Foreign Affairs Minister, Rodolfo Nin, left and Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, right, at the 53rd Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay. Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, June 28, 2019, that South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union, clinched in the Belgian capital of Brussels following two decades of negotiations. The Mercosur bloc includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
June 28, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Friday after two decades of negotiations that concluded amid global trade tensions and rising protectionism. The agreement announced by both sides came as trade talks between the EU and the...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, Chinese men pass by a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Stepping up the pressure on Beijing, the U.S. Commerce Department has effectively barred U.S. companies from selling or transferring technology to Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest maker of network gear, No. 2 smartphone manufacturer and a champion of Chinese industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a...
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June 25, 2019 - 6:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary says the country will refrain from issuing export licenses for crowd control equipment to Hong Kong unless it addresses human rights concerns. Jeremy Hunt also urged the Hong Kong government to establish a "robust, independent investigation into the violent...
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