U.S. tariff study raises concerns from 40 countries at WTO meetingJuly 5
Volvo CEO says auto tariffs threaten jobs at U.S. plantJune 21
Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with EuropeJune 13
Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports.
Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at TrumpJune 13
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.
VW cancels all contracts with rebel supplier in EuropeApril 6
EU dismisses Trump's car threats, vows to 'stand up to bullies'March 13
The EU's trade chief dismissed President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on car imports, and vowed to "stand up to bullies," adding to signs that a widening transatlantic rift over protectionism could escalate into an all-out trade war.
NAFTA talks soured, hamstrung by Trump steel trade war threatsMarch 2
President Donald Trump's threats to unleash a trade war over steel crushed any hopes of substantial progress in talks to rework NAFTA, pitching negotiators into a political maelstrom and heightening fears for the trade deal's future.
VW German production at risk as wage dispute intensifiesFeb. 1
Audi resolves dispute with former engineer in diesel-emissions caseOct. 2, 2017
Audi has resolved a legal dispute with a former engineer who sued the carmaker for wrongful dismissal, the automaker said. Ulrich Weiss was fired amid investigations into the company's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.