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Canada PM tells premiers U.S. tariffs 'unacceptable'

17:11  05 june  2018
17:11  05 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.

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 .

Повторите попытку позже. Опубликовано: 5 июн. 2018 г. Trudeau tells premiers U . S . tariffs ‘ unacceptable ’ as Trump’s By The Canadian PressTues., June 5, 2018OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says he spoke to provincial and territorial premiers on Monday to update them

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.

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

It is threatening to do the same when their leaders convene later this week in Quebec's picturesque Charlevoix region.

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News Worth Debating. Trudeau tells premiers U . S . tariffs ‘ unacceptable ’ as Trump’s G7 looms. Trump’s decision last week to impose tariffs on Canada, Mexico and Europe fractured last weekend’s meeting of G7 finance ministers.

Speaking at a news conference Thursday, the normally mild-mannered Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said U . S .-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum are "totally unacceptable " and represent "a turning point in the Canada- U . S . relationship."

Trump will be making his Canadian debut at the summit, but the personal relationship that Trudeau has tried to forge with the mercurial president has become strained of late.

Trudeau has used tough words to describe the Trump administration's decision, and continued that approach on his call with the premiers.

"The prime minister expressed his disappointment with the decision by the U.S. administration to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum," says a readout from this office.

"The prime minister noted that, given our shared history, it is inconceivable that Canadian steel or aluminum might be a security threat to the U.S."

Trudeau told the premiers he plans to vigorously defend and protect Canadian workers and industry, and that he is committed to successfully renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement "that is in the best interests of Canadians."

G7 to confront Trump on tariffs first thing .
G7 to confront Trump on tariffs first thingTrump's fellow G7 leaders will use their initial gathering in Charlevoix to confront the U.S. president over his controversial decision to impose punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, senior Canadian officials said Tuesday.

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