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Canada’s Ambassador to China: Trump Uncertainty Should Lead to Increased China Trade

Posted November 02, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(John Gray – Business News Network)

Canada’s ambassador to China says uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as U.S. President Donald Trump’s antipathy toward environmental causes should be viewed as an opportunity to increase trade with China.

“If ever we wanted to diversify our trade, now is that time and China offers that opportunity,” John McCallum told BNN in an interview. “I think it may not be a bad idea to show the world – including the United States – that we do have other options.”

Ottawa has said it is considering pursuing free-trade talks with China. A decision on whether to pursue those negotiations is expected in the coming months. Click here to read more.

Related: Trudeau Just Proved Why Canadians Don’t Want Free Trade With China (FP)