Canada hits back at U.S. with tariffs on metals, goods

Canada hits back at U.S. with tariffs on metals, goods

Trump has repeatedly suggested Canada was profiting from US trade, and his blistering comments after the G7 meeting drove bilateral relations to their lowest point in decades.

The economist tapped by Lopez Obrador to lead Nafta talks if he wins said on June 26 that he hopes a deal can be reached "within a couple of months".

Canada's retaliatory tariffs on US goods do nothing to help Canada and will only hurt American workers, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday.

Canada and Mexico have the additional challenge of responding to USA tariffs while they attempt to renegotiate NAFTA, a major free trade agreement, with the United States.

Trudeau's counter-tariffs on a range of products took effect on Sunday - a month after the Trump administration slapped duties on USA steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other allies.

The Chamber based its state-by-state analysis on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and government agencies in China, the EU, Mexico, and Canada.

Baruah expressed concern over the Trump administration's threat to impose further tariffs, this time on the auto industry, He noted that 25 to 35 per cent of a vehicle assembled in the U.S.is composed of parts from around the world.

Tens of millions of dollars worth of tariffs went into effect over the weekend, as a trade war between the USA and Canada heats up.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was necessary for Canada to hold the United States to account. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday they had no other choice and will not escalate the dispute, but also will not back down.

"We've been very nice to Canada for many years and they've taken advantage of that, particularly advantage of our farmers", she said.

Sanders said that the tactic has only hurt American workers.

"At the G7, the president actually proposed that they get rid of all tariffs and drop all barriers and have really great trade, and they refused that", Sanders said.

Meantime, revellers on Parliament Hill who braved scorching temperatures to take in the festivities in Ottawa also expressed support for Trudeau's hard line against Trump on trade.

Some Americans celebrating the long weekend in Niagara Falls say it's the right move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, adding that Trump's tariffs on Canada were uncalled for in the first place.

"I think we'll get through this".

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