Canada's Justin Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rejecting calls to speed up the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on USA steel and aluminum.

Trump enraged US allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union last week by slapping tariffs on their steel and aluminum shipments to the United States; most other countries have been paying the tariffs since March.

"The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it will impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, Mexico and Canada after a temporary exemption expired on 1 June".

That meeting, which will be hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will be Trump's first visit to Canada as president.

Trump has also asked the U.S. Commerce Department to look into imposing tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, arguing that they somehow pose a threat to U.S. national security. Canada has responded to the tariffs with retaliatory dollar-for-dollar "countermeasures" on up to $16.6 billion worth of American imports. Lampron criticized previous trade deals that opened the Canadian market. It sells the USA more steel and aluminum than anyone else, in part because of deeply integrated auto and defense sectors.

The 10-per-cent tariffs or similar measures on selected US imports are set to take effect July 1 after an industry consultation period. "It's going to hurt U.S.jobs as well, and neither of those things is something that Canada wants to see", Trudeau said.


Galimberti said American steel continues to flow into Canada tariff-free while Canadian steel now faces tariffs.

Both Abreu and Bergamaschi say global climate change organizations also want the G7 to set the stage for countries around the world to agree to raise emissions targets they say remain far too low.

"These tariffs may go on for a while or they may not", he said. "And we also imposed duties on consumer goods, finished products that Canadians can easily find an alternative", he said. "As Canada, we need a rules-based system".

President Donald Trump says Canada has mistreated USA farmers on trade and officials there "must open their markets and take down their trade barriers!"

"The Liberal government is the government that put supply management in place and it is the Liberal government that will protect supply management". China said it would retaliate USA tariff threat materialize.

Morneau has said Ottawa is buying the project from Kinder Morgan Canada in order to help the expansion overcome political risks.


Mexico said it would slap high import taxes on US goods such as pork bellies, apples, cranberries, grapes, cheese, and steel.

The U.S. Treasury chief said he has already relayed some of the G7 comments to Trump and added that the U.S. president would address trade issues with other G7 leaders, but declined to speculate on any outcomes.

Meanwhile, the European Union on Friday lodged an official complaint with the WTO over Trump's "unfair" trade tariffs.

After years of trade agreements that bound the countries of the world more closely and erased restrictions on trade, a populist backlash has grown against globalization.

"The worldwide community is faced with significant economic and security issues, which are best addressed through a united front from G7 countries", the statement said. "Make no mistake - this is a full-on trade war", President Jerry Dias said.


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