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Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo speaks to reporters during the seventh round of NAFTA talks in Mexico City, on March 5. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said a deal needs to be completed this week, but fundamental differences remain among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Puts 'America First' On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on Friday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Merkel's Low-Key Visit With Trump Focuses On Trade, Foreign Policy

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China currently buys nearly a third of the U.S. soybean crop — but the country plans to impose tariffs, in response to a Trump administration plan. Here, a worker takes a sample from a truckload of soybeans in Fargo, N.D., last December. Dan Koeck/Reuters hide caption

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Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump models a hard hat during his rally at the Charleston Civic Center on May 5, 2016 in Charleston, West Virginia. Mark Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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Trade Is An Identity Issue, And Trump Knows It

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A worker cuts steel in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province. President Trump said Thursday that he plans to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Plan To Impose Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Raises Trade War Fears

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U.S. steak is sold among cuts of beef from Australia and New Zealand. Because the U.S. lacks a free trade agreement with China, its beef is expensive in China. As a result, it doesn't sell as well as beef from competing markets. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Shaky U.S.-China Trade Relationship Will Top Trump's Agenda In Beijing

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Carl Savarino is president of Buffalo's Speed Global Services, which operates eight trucks a day across the border into Canada. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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Buffalo Area Warily Eyes The Renegotiation Of NAFTA

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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) speaks Tuesday at the end of the latest round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington, as Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, looks on. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Mark Holohan, solar division manager at Wilson Electric, stands in his company's warehouse outside Phoenix, Ariz. Solar installers say a proposed tariff could sink their business model, while several solar manufacturers say they need shelter from an oversupply of cheap panels made overseas. Will Stone/KJZZ News hide caption

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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

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In the American Prospect interview, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon described economic competition between the U.S. and China in apocalyptic terms. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump holds up a signed memorandum calling for a trade investigation of China at the White House on Monday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Trump Turns To 43-Year-Old 'America First' Trade Law To Pressure China

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A Gelbvieh cow and her calf on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Mont. From Montana cattle ranchers to Florida tomato growers, some bruised by NAFTA think it has favored agribusiness over small-scale farms, lowered environmental standards and made it harder to compete against cheaper imports. William Campbell/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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