(Janyce McGregor – CBC News)
Chrystia Freeland left a meeting with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Monday sounding like a minister in no hurry to ratify the revised North American trade deal while American steel and aluminum tariffs still apply to Canada–U.S. trade.
“The existence of these tariffs for many Canadians raises some serious questions about NAFTA ratification,” the foreign affairs minister told reporters gathered on the sidewalk outside the USTR’s Washington offices.
“In order to move ahead with that deal, I think Canadians feel the right thing is, there should be no 232 tariffs or retaliatory tariffs between our two countries. That was what I expressed clearly to Ambassador Lighthizer.” Click here to read more.
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- Canadians Question Ratification of New North American Trade Deal, Freeland Says (Reuters)
- Mexico Opposes U.S. Proposal for Steel, Aluminum Quotas (Reuters)
- Mexico Renews 15% Steel Tariff on Countries Without Trade Deals (Reuters)
- Japan Aluminum Makers Boost U.S. Output as Tariffs Roil Market (Nikkei Asian Review)
- No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers (USW)