U.S. Allies Rebuke Trump Administration's Trade Actions At G7 Meeting

U.S. Allies Rebuke Trump Administration's Trade Actions At G7 Meeting

U.S. Allies Rebuke Trump Administration's Trade Actions At G7 Meeting

Trade frictions between the United States and Canada are a "family quarrel", President Donald Trump's economic adviser said on Sunday, brushing aside concerns expressed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an overreaction.

The Trump administration last week announced plans to raise tariffs on imported steel and aluminum by 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Canada is the No. 1 steel exporter to the United States.

According to the FM, the Canadian authorities are planning to slap dollar-for-dollar tariffs on the USA with import taxes on steel, aluminum and such goods as whiskey, orange juice and other food products expected to be imposed.

Trudeau called the reasoning "frankly insulting and unacceptable".

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Later this week, Trump is due to visit Canada for the Trudeau-hosted G7 summit, which will take place at a remote luxury resort in La Malbaie, Quebeca, and where he will meet with leaders of Germany, Italy, France, UK and Japan.

Mr Ross said talks with the EU, Canada and Mexico had not made enough progress to warrant holding off from imposing the tariffs. Mr Trump has also complained about barriers USA firms face in Europe and elsewhere.

Mr Ross is seeking deals on agriculture and energy to narrow the yawning U.S. trade deficit with China, days after Washington threatened to impose additional tariffs on $50bn (£37bn) of Chinese goods. "And on top of that, these tariffs are going to be hurting American workers and Canadian workers", he added.

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According to a Reuters report, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso called the us tariff actions "deeply deplorable".

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"After NAFTA we quadrupled our exports to Mexico and doubled our exports to Canada", Bair said in an interview.

Using the auto tariff as an example, The Wall Street Journal estimates that although a 25 percent tariff on US imports of automobiles and parts from all countries may create an additional 92,400 auto-related jobs in the United States, close to 300,000 jobs will be lost as the effect of the tariff ripples across the economy.

President Donald Trump said the move would protect United States national security.

Hillman, a former member of the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, told Weekend Edition that responding to the likely defense from the US will be tricky for the WTO. "At the same time, the Trump Administration's actions underscore its commitment to good-faith negotiations with our allies to enhance our national security while supporting American workers". Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said in a Saturday tweet he is working with "like-minded Republican senators on ways to push back" on Trump's recent moves. Rep. During the visit, some 50 new contracts were signed between French and Russian companies, including a deal between Russian energy company Novatek and Total, which was just forced to abandon its business in Iran due to USA sanctions.

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. "Recent signs of protectionism from the USA are a risk to the forecast, raising the possibility of a global trade war", the IEA said in March, when Trump originally proposed tariffs. -Canadian trade about to open in Mobile, global unease about trade relations continued to bloom over the weekend.

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As well as tariffs, EU countries told the USA about their concern over the effect of new United States sanctions on Iran for European companies that want to trade with both nations.

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