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Trump’s Tariffs Are Set to Dominate the Final Day of NAFTA Talks

Posted March 05, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


Ministers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico meet on Monday to wrap up the latest round of NAFTA talks under the shadow of U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Trump is expected to finalize the tariffs — 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum — later in the week, posing a tough challenge for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo.

The Mexican and Canadian ministers are likely to press Trump’s trade envoy on whether their countries will be excluded from the blanket tariffs. Click here to read more.

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