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Canada U.S. steel tariffs an insult: Trudeau

19:57  03 june  2018
19:57  03 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Canada awaits U.S. decision on import duties

  Canada awaits U.S. decision on import duties OTTAWA - The federal government says it is taking further steps to prevent foreign steel and aluminum from being dumped into the North American market just ahead of a U.S. decision on whether to slap punishing duties on those products. Canada, Mexico and Europe were exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March, but those exemptions expire on Friday. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a statement late Wednesday that Canada has expanded the scope of its country of origin marking regime for steel and aluminum products to better determine where they come from.

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is " insulting " that President Donald Trump says Canada' s steel industry poses a national security Trudeau says he doesn't know what Trump wants from Canada in order to eliminate the tariffs , but that it is insulting and unacceptable to tell Canadian

May.31 -- At a news conference on Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacts to the planned U . S . steel tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico.

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is "insulting" that President Donald Trump says Canada's steel industry poses a national security risk to the United States.

Speaking on NBC's Sunday morning news show Meet the Press, Trudeau says he wants to make sure Americans, and more specifically Trump supporters, hear the message that they are going to feel financial strain and pain from the steel tariffs Trump imposed on Canada last week.

Trudeau says he doesn't know what Trump wants from Canada in order to eliminate the tariffs, but that it is insulting and unacceptable to tell Canadian soldiers who fought alongside Americans for decades that Canada poses any sort of security threat to the U.S.

Canada responds to U.S. tariffs with its own 'countermeasures'

  Canada responds to U.S. tariffs with its own 'countermeasures' Canada responds to U.S. tariffs with its own 'countermeasures'Freeland is making the announcement alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following word from the White House that the U.S. will slap tariffs on Canadian, Mexican and European Union steel and aluminium as of midnight tonight.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is “ insulting ” that President Donald Trump says Canada' s steel industry poses a national security risk to the United States.

Trudeau on Trump tariffs : ' Insulting and unacceptable' that Canada seen as threat to U . S . "The idea that the Canadian steel that' s in military, military vehicles in the United States, the Canadian aluminum that makes your, your fighter jets is somehow now a threat?" he continued in the interview

He says the United States has a $2 billion surplus on steel trade with Canada and both countries are on the same page when it comes to addressing oversupply of steel coming from China.

Trudeau is to meet with Trump next week if the president attends the G7 leaders summit in Quebec as expected, and the prime minister says his message will be that Canada is polite but not a punching bag for the president.

Trudeau says when it comes to the North American Free Trade Agreement talks the five-year sunset clause the Americans are demanding remains a non-starter for Canada and says the whole point of Trump demanding it is to ensure investors don't see Canada or Mexico as good long-term investments.

PM tells premiers U.S. tariffs 'unacceptable' .
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office says he spoke to provincial and territorial premiers on Monday to update them on Ottawa's response to the "unacceptable" U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Details of the call were released this morning, just days before Trudeau is scheduled to host U.S. President Donald Trump and other fellow G7 leaders in Quebec for their annual summit, which begins Friday. Trump's decision last week to impose tariffs on Canada, Mexico and Europe fractured last weekend's meeting of G7 finance ministers.© Provided by thecanadianpress.

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