Categories for Trade Deals

29,953. 10/28/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Monday [10-28-19] that negotiations for the so-called phase one of the United States’ trade deal with China were ‘ahead of schedule’…The comments come ahead of Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Chile on Nov. 16-17…On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke with China’s Vice Premier Liu He about the deal and signaled progress on negotiations over the weekend. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a statement following the call, noting that both parties ‘made headway on specific issues.’ It was announced earlier this month that Beijing would buy $40 billion to $50 billion of U.S. agricultural products, in exchange for a stop on the United States’ scheduled Oct. 15 tariff increase. Officials, however, have left open the potential for a tariff increase Dec. 15.”

Allie Bice, “Trump says phase one of China trade deal is ‘ahead of schedule’,” Politico, October 28, 2019 10:02 am

29,768. 10/22/2019

NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Can’t believe that Nervous Nancy Pelosi isn’t moving faster on USMCA. Her people want it, they don’t know why she isn’t putting it up for a bipartisan vote. Taking too long!” 

Donald Trump,, October 22, 2019 8:28 am

29,755. 10/21/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TreasurySpox: It’s been 1️⃣ year since President @realDonaldTrump announced the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. USMCA will be a w…”

Donald Trump,, October 21, 2019 7:46 pm

29,618. 10/18/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [10-18-19] said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will provide Beijing’s perspective on the progress of the talks in a speech on Saturday [10-19-19], according to a tweet from editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a tabloid published by the People’s Daily of China’s ruling Communist Party…The White House has announced that China agreed to buy up to $50 billion of U.S. farm products annually, as part of the first phase of a trade deal, although China seems slow to follow through. The so-called phase 1 deal was unveiled at the White House last week during a visit by vice premier He as part of a bid to end a tit-for-tat trade war between Beijing and Washington that has roiled markets and hammered global growth. U.S. officials said a second phase of negotiations could address thornier issues like forced technology transfer and non-financial services issues.”

Reuters Staff, “Trump hopes U.S.-China trade deal will be signed by middle of November,” Reuters, October 18, 2019 10:18 am

29,567. 10/16/2019

JOBS/NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @senatemajldr: Speaker Pelosi is still blocking the USMCA, a major trade deal that would create 176,000 new American jobs. Senate Democr…” 

Donald Trump,, October 16, 2019 11:41 pm

29,369. 10/11/2019

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WaysandMeansGOP: #USMCA will build on the strong economy, benefitting farmers, small businesses, and manufacturers across the country.…” 

Donald Trump,, October 11, 2019 10:38 am

29,360. 10/11/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MariaBartiromo: USMCA passage, China deal should be ‘a one-two punch’: Rep. Tom Reed @MorningsMaria @FoxBusiness”

Donald Trump,, October 11, 2019 10:32 am

29,351. 10/11/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Good things are happening at China Trade Talk Meeting. Warmer feelings than in recent past, more like the Old Days. I will be meeting with the Vice Premier today. All would like to see something significant happen!” 

Donald Trump,, October 11, 2019 8:49 am

29,344. 10/10/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and China made good progress in high-level trade talks on Thursday [10-10-19], President Donald Trump told reporters, despite expectations that the two sides remain far away from a comprehensive deal…The Chinese team led by Vice Premier Liu He is in Washington for the first since Trump escalated his trade war against China in August. Frustrated by the slow pace of the negotiations, he announced plans to ramp up tariffs to put more pressure on Beijing. This week, the two sides have sent signals they could reach agreement on some measures, even if a wider deal remains distant…The hopeful developments came after futures markets were whipsawed overnight amid reports that the Chinese delegation would cut its trip short. But stocks moved higher on Thursday after Trump said he would meet with Liu on Friday after talks wrap up with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.” 

Adam BEhsudi, Megan Cassella and Doug Palmer, “Mini-deal expected as Trump says U.S.-China trade talks ‘going really well’,” Politico, October 10, 2019 6:31 pm

29,269. 10/8/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @senatemajldr: The time for excuses is over. The USMCA needs to move this fall. Workers and small businesses in Kentucky and across the…”

Donald Trump,, October 8, 2019 9:02 pm

29,267. 10/8/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @senatemajldr: The USMCA would create 176,000 jobs for American workers and generate $68 billion in wealth for America. House Democrats…”

Donald Trump,, October 8, 2019 8:59 pm

29,235. 10/7/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: President @realDonaldTrump is negotiating REAL trade deals for the American people. He’s made fairer trade deals with: ✅ J…”

Donald Trump,, October 7, 2019 11:24 pm

29,234. 10/7/2019

AGRICULTURE/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: President @realDonaldTrump just signed two new trade agreements with Japan, changing the game for American farmers and ranc…”

Donald Trump,, October 7, 2019 11:23 pm

29,233. 10/7/2019

JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: WATCH: President @realDonaldTrump discusses signing two early outcomes from trade negotiations with Japan! 1️⃣ Will allow b…”

Donald Trump,, October 7, 2019 11:23 pm

29,071. 10/4/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump denied he would seek to tie a potential investigation into the Biden family to any trade deal with China, however he again pressed Beijing to investigate unfounded claims against his political rival. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Friday [10-4-19], Trump reiterated that he believes he has the authority as president to ask a foreign government to open investigations into anyone he suspects of being corrupt…His comments come a day after he openly called for President Xi jinping to look into possible corruption by the Bidens, continuing to spread claims that no evidence has supported. Trump first appeared to link the two prospects speaking to reporters Thursday [10-3-19]. The president asserted then that he and the U.S. would have the upper hand on China when high-stakes trade talks resume in Washington next week, saying he has ‘a lot of options on China’ and ‘if they don’t do what we want, we have tremendous power.’”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump denies he will tie China trade deal to investigating Biden,” Politico, October 4, 2019 1:55 pm

28,932. 9/30/2019

DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MariaBartiromo: House Democrats should stop delaying and put the country first by passing the USMCA trade deal, write @senatemajldr and…”

Donald Trump,, September 30, 2019 11:27 pm

28,615. 9/23/2019

JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and Japan may fall short of signing a trade deal this week, as negotiators from both countries grapple with how to resolve President Trump’s threat to place tariffs on cars from Japan. The two countries had been working toward signing a limited trade deal this week, as Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan prepare to appear side by side at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Instead, the two sides may issue a joint statement, and keep working toward completing an agreement in the coming weeks, several people familiar with the negotiations said. A main sticking point is Mr. Trump’s threat to put a tax on cars that are imported into the United States from Japan. The levies would be similar to those he has already placed on steel and aluminum imported from Japan, Europe and other nations. Mr. Trump has long seen his threat to tax cars, which make up more than one-third of the goods Japan shipped to the United States last year, as a source of leverage that has brought Japan to the trade negotiating table.”

Ana Swanson, “U.S.-Japan Trade Deal May Be Delayed Over Car Tariffs,” The New York Times online, September 23, 2019

28,563. 9/20/2019

CHINA/INDIA/TRADE DEALS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Call it the art of the mini-deal. The Trump administration is on the cusp of announcing a new trade deal with India, potentially within the next week as President Trump prepares to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. It should be a proud moment for Mr. Trump, who is eager to announce new markets for American farmers and manufacturers who have been badly hit by his trade war with China. But unlike traditional trade pacts, which cover nearly all sectors of the economy, the India deal appears likely to be confined to only a few sectors and products. Mini-deals are becoming something of a trend for Mr. Trump ahead of the 2020 election. In addition to India, he is expected to soon announce a limited trade agreement with Japan. While smaller deals may prove easier to win than comprehensive agreements, they are raising concerns among some lawmakers and businesses about the precedent Mr. Trump is setting by striking limited pacts that could leave significant issues unresolved.”

Ana Swanson and Vindu Goel, “With India, Trump Practices the Art of the Mini-Deal,” The New York Times online, September 20, 2019

28,462. 9/16/2019

CHINA/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [9-16-19] that his administration had reached an initial trade agreement with Japan and would announce a deal in the coming weeks. The trade pact, while limited, is expected to increase access for American agricultural products like beef and chicken to the Japanese market. That would provide some relief to farmers who have been hurt by Mr. Trump’s trade war with China. Exact details of the deal have not been released. But people briefed on the negotiations said the pact would lower Japanese tariffs on beef and other American farm products in return for cutting American tariffs on industrial goods like machinery. Unlike most trade deals, the pact is expected to be limited to a few industries. It is not clear how much protection the deal would offer Japan against Mr. Trump’s threats to place tariffs on its cars, a penalty Japan is eager to avoid.”

Ana Swanson and Ben Dooley, “Trump Says U.S. and Japan Have Reached Initial Trade Agreement,” The New York Times online, September 16, 2019

28,446. 9/16/2019

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GovBillLee: The USMCA is a 21st-century trade deal for a 21st-century market that will fuel economic growth right here in Tennessee, cr…”

Donald Trump,, September 16, 2019 3:51 pm

28,447. 9/16/2019

CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GovRicketts: It’s time for Congress to seal the deal and pass #USMCANow!

Donald Trump,, September 16, 2019 3:51 pm

28,445. 9/16/2019

TEXAS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GovAbbott: The #USMCA is essential to the future of Texas, America, and our North American allies. Congress must pass this agreement an…” 

Donald Trump,, September 16, 2019 3:50 pm

28,382. 9/13/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….VERY stupidly negotiated Trade Deals, and Illegal Immigration, are a tremendous cost and burden to our Country. They are BOTH coming along very well and someday, in the not too distant future, America will see a very positive change. Remember, America First!” 

Donald Trump,, September 13, 2019 9:41 am

28,371. 9/12/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Even the Washington Post, the Democrats favorite newspaper, supports passage of the #USMCA. Congress should pass it this fall and g…”

Donald Trump,, September 12, 2019 10:39 pm

28,342. 9/11/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: The #USMCA is a deal for the 21st Century that will support mutually beneficial trade and lead to freer and fairer markets! #USMCAn…”

Donald Trump,, September 11, 2019 10:16 pm