Trump says he wouldn't mind replacing NAFTA with 2 deals

Trump says he wouldn't mind replacing NAFTA with 2 deals

Trump says he wouldn't mind replacing NAFTA with 2 deals

France's Le Maire opened the door to negotiations over US tariffs, but said the ball is in Trump's court.

The political stakes are high.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the Trump administration's tariffs "total unacceptable".

Though the AFL-CIO backed Trump's tariffs, it criticized President Trump's "impulsive negotiating tactics".

Canada vowed on Monday to do all it could to protect its steel and aluminum sectors from US tariffs but sidestepped an industry call to strike back quickly, saying it needed time to study the issue.

"The American administration has made a decision today that we deplore, and obviously is going to lead to retaliatory measures, as it must", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement, announcing retaliatory tariffs on USA steel, aluminum, as well as an array of other products.

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Washington has slammed China over the moves, and been carrying out "freedom of navigation" patrols in defiance of Beijing. Last week China showed off the completion of an airstrip by flying bombers and other planes to the island base.

Asked Friday about how the measures affect relations with the United States, Trudeau said it marked "a bit of a turning point, but we've always known that this administration is unpredictable".

Morneau spoke to The Canadian Press shortly after the highly unusual conclusion Saturday of the G7 finance ministers' meeting in the British Columbia resort town of Whistler. And he has threatened tariffs on up to $200 billion in Chinese imports, raising the potential for retaliation.

"If the US rolls out trade measures including tariffs, all the agreements reached in the negotiations won't take effect", state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday, citing a statement from the Chinese team that met with a USA delegation led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. But Kudlow insisted Trudeau was willfully misunderstanding Trump's national security concerns. 'Big trade barriers against US farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken.

When pressed on the possibility that the tariffs could end up hurting the US, Kudlow hedged and said no harm has befallen the economy quite yet.

He told MPs: "It is right to seek to defend our domestic industries from both the direct and indirect impacts of these USA tariffs.it's important that the United Kingdom and the European Union work within the boundaries of the rules-based worldwide trading system".

Canada is the biggest foreign supplier of steel and aluminum to the United States. "They're our allies but they take advantage of us economically". The Grand Forks, North Dakota company produces agriculture machinery and gets some steel and aluminum products from Canada, but they also sell their finished equipment to their northern neighbours.

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At that meeting, they declared they would work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War. The South Korean president called on both sides to hold working-level talks that may help resolve these differences.

Mr Trump has also complained about barriers United States firms face in Europe and elsewhere.

The U.S., Canada and Mexico held a series of talks through the winter aimed at reforming and modernizing NAFTA without shattering it entirely.

One well-placed, senior official said the chances of striking any deal on NAFTA, ever, had "fallen through the floor".

Canada has also filed complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel.

Homstead hopes the trade war won't impact his business, but he said they've already seen the weak Canadian dollar play into their sales. "In the announcement from the White House, it said very clearly that we still welcome good faith negotiations, and that's why I regard this as more of a family quarrel". "But we see no sign of that in this action today by the United States administration".

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