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Trudeau: Our Trump Tariff Exemption Has Nothing To Do With NAFTA Talks

(Michelle Fox – CNBC)

Canada’s exemption from President Donald Trump’s tariffs have nothing to do with talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told CNBC on Monday.

“We don’t link together the tariffs and the negotiations for NAFTA, but we’re happy to continue to move forward on the negotiations,” he said in an interview on “Power Lunch.”

He also said the exemptions were not a “magical favor being done.” In fact, the impositions of tariffs on Canada would hurt the U.S. almost as much as Canada, he said.

“Millions of jobs on both sides of the border depend on continued smooth flow of trades.” Click here to read more.