Trade - Global Security

Mixed messaging on trade

No sooner had U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed official optimism about the prospect of satisfactory trade talks with China, set to resume next month, President Donald Trump ramped up the pressure with a statement that he will impose 10 per cent tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn't already taxed. [node:read-more:link]

U.S. renews China criticism

After a meeting Aug. 1 in Thailand with China’s top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke out against Chinese "coercion" of Southeast Asian neighbors in disputes over the South China Sea and its dam-building on the Mekong River. However, Pompeo said both countries want to improve ties. [node:read-more:link]

Persian Gulf relationships strained

The German government, which has resisted the use of military assets to protect commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf, evidently is worried that Britain may be drifting closer to an American-led response to Iranian activities, an approach previously rebuffed by France as well as Britain. [node:read-more:link]

U.S.-China trade talks continue

The stuttering trade talks between the U.S. and China evidently are due to resume in September after senior officials met briefly in Shanghai today. President Donald Trump has been pressing for a new trade deal before his current term ends. [node:read-more:link]

Govt to seek views on export permits

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) will be launching an online consultation portal to seek industry views on how it conducts its assessment of export permits. The focus will inform the assessment of risks and implications of proposed exports with respect to human rights, Canada’s foreign and defence policy and national security considerations. [node:read-more:link]

Canadian warships join multinational operation

Over the next two days, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Brandon, Edmonton and Kingston are departing to participate in Operation Caribbe, Canada’s contribution the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational criminal organizations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. [node:read-more:link]


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