Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Several Americans spent Canada Day apologizing to Canadians for Trump

Several Americans spent Canada Day apologizing to Canadians for Trump

US tariffs on auto imports would be a major blow to Canada's economy because of the importance of the auto industry plays in the country.

Until Lopez Obrador is sworn in, members of the current Mexican administration will continue to serve as the country's lead NAFTA negotiators, the official said.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) in a bilateral meeting during the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix town of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.

Canada and Mexico initially were exempted from the United States metals tariffs - as was the European Union - but Trump allowed the duties to take effect June 1 after talks stalled to revamp the 1994 trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Canada imposed tariffs valued at 10% on about $12.5 billion worth of USA exports on Sunday, in response to the US decision not to exempt it from steel and aluminum tariffs. The tariffs went into effect Sunday.

In the interview on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo", Trump again threatened to impose tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, saying, "The cars are the big ones". US yogurt will now be hit with a 10 percent duty.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the tariffs are regrettable.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Lopez Obrador by phone.

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

"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. She said, however, Canada "will not escalate and we will not back down".

"We're going to take down all our barriers, we're going to take down all our taxes, right".

Trudeau has insisted the USA president's complaints about Canada's trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump's demands to do away with the country's supply-management system, which is created to protect dairy, poultry and egg producers. Do you know what happened?

"I don't see how (Trudeau) is going to get this done", he said.

As Canadians celebrated the country's birthday on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on the road highlighting the stand he has taken against the USA government's decision to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

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