A government official familiar with the plan says now that Mexico's presidential election is done, Ottawa wants to restart talks as soon as possible, even though Trump says he won't sign a new deal until after us voters go to the polls in November. Well see where it goes..
Ties between the two neighbors and long-time allies have been strained by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum on national security grounds.
Asked if he supported Canada's move to put tariffs on US imports as retaliation for the USA slapping tariffs on Canadian aluminum (10 per cent) and steel (25 per cent), Baruah said, "Absolutely". Canada has retaliated with $16.6 billion in counter-tariffs and the USA midterm elections are in the fall.
"And escalating tariffs against the United States does nothing to help Canada". The Trudeau government has described Canada's retaliation as dollar-for-dollar, reciprocal tariffs that target steel, aluminum as well as a long list of consumer goods.
Trump unleashes trade war with tariffs on China
On top of that, China pays $24 billion a year for foreign patent and copyright licenses, according to government data. Trump's tariffs are meant to pressure Beijing to reform its trade policies.
"The bottom line is that some of the people buying American products may switch to the Canadian products, that's one source of increased profit for the Canadian producers", says Littler.
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In responses to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and other countries, Canada has slapped a tax of 10 percent on more than 80 American products, including coffee beans, strawberry jam, maple syrup, and toffee.
"Canada, you're not going to get 275 per cent for your dairy and you're going to take down all your barriers", he said as an example. "We share common goals, strong people-to-people ties, and a mutually beneficial trading relationship that is the envy of the world - reflected in our joint effort to update the North American Free Trade Agreement for the 21st century", Trudeau said in a statement congratulating Lopez Obrador on his win. But as the timelines drag on, Canada's own trip to the polls - now scheduled for October 2019 - is becoming one of the biggest "wild cards", said Ohio-based trade lawyer Dan Ujczo.
Trump has clashed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade, with the USA president tweeting last month after departing the Group of Seven meetings in Quebec that Trudeau was "weak" and "dishonest".