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Ana Swanson

The New York Times

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Recent articles by Ana:

Biden Administration Begins Trade Dialogue With Taiwan

Talks with the self-governing island that China claims as its territory aim to challenge Chinese trade practices and are sure to irritate Beijing. → Read More

Chinese companies that aid Russia could face U.S. repercussions, commerce secretary warns.

Gina Raimondo, the commerce secretary, said the U.S. could take “devastating” action against Chinese companies that defy Russian sanctions. → Read More

The U.S. extends technology restrictions to Belarus and the Russian oil industry.

The Biden administration said the measures would degrade the ability to wage war on Ukraine and would prevent Belarus from channeling forbidden goods to Russia. → Read More

G.M. workers in Mexico pick an independent union, a trade deal test case.

The vote came after the United States, Mexico and Canada revised a trade agreement that sought to strengthen the hand of workers. → Read More

The U.S. trade deficit rose as a surge of imports bogged down the supply chain.

The trade deficit in September climbed to $80.9 billion, a record. Imports rose slightly, while exports fell. → Read More

China’s Solar Dominance Presents Biden With an Ugly Dilemma

President Biden’s vow to work with China on issues like climate change is clashing with his promise to defend human rights. → Read More

The Agency at the Center of America’s Tech Fight With China

Washington lawmakers, lobbyists and other parties have been vying to influence how the Bureau of Industry and Security, under the Biden administration, will approach a technology relationship with China. → Read More

Biden Administration Ramps Up Debt Relief Program to Help Black Farmers

The initiative, which is being run through the Agriculture Department, is at the center of the White House’s racial equity agenda. → Read More

In Washington, ‘Free Trade’ Is No Longer Gospel

Like its predecessor, the Biden administration has largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself. → Read More

In Washington, ‘Free Trade’ Is No Longer Gospel

Like its predecessor, the Biden administration has largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself. → Read More

Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Promises Break With Past Policy

Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America’s chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements, but laid out a broad vision of a more equitable trade policy. → Read More

Biden Looks to a Consensus Builder to Heal a Democratic Rift on Trade

Katherine Tai, the Biden administration’s nominee for trade representative, will set the course for the Democrats’ worker-focused approach to trade. → Read More

Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies. → Read More

W.T.O. Officially Selects Okonjo-Iweala as Its Director-General

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and the first African to serve in the post, said she would make global economic recovery from the pandemic a priority. → Read More

Biden Appointments Signal a Trade Approach That Hews to the Left

Many appointees who will fill the ranks of the Office of the United States Trade Representative have close ties to congressional Democrats and a focus on worker rights and enforcing trade deals. → Read More

Biden Reinstates Aluminum Tariffs in One of His First Trade Moves

The move suggests the Biden administration may be inclined to maintain President Trump’s hefty tariffs, a decision that will please unions but disappoint manufacturers. → Read More

U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

The sweeping ban, which was based on concerns about forced labor in the region, could compel companies to reorganize their multinational supply chains. → Read More

Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor. → Read More

Biden Picks Rhode Island Governor for Commerce Secretary

The incoming administration will select Gina M. Raimondo, a moderate Democrat, to guide a sprawling department critical to business and technology. → Read More

Panel Finds ‘Serious Concerns’ With Mexican Labor Reforms

A new report examining Mexican labor reforms required under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement highlights one of the biggest trade challenges for the incoming Biden administration. → Read More