Canada retaliates tariffs on USA metals, orange juice

Canada retaliates tariffs on USA metals, orange juice

The list of more than 250 U.S. goods subject to Canadian duties - including Florida juice, Wisconsin toilet paper and North Carolina gherkins, which are labor intensive to produce - aim to pressure Trump supporters key states in November's USA midterm elections.

The economist tapped by Lopez Obrador to lead Nafta talks if he wins said on June 26 that he hopes a deal can be reached "within a couple of months".

But with Trump's inflammatory rhetoric, Canada's retaliatory tariffs against the USA and a leftist, anti-establishment Mexican president about to join the fray, there are some who believe any North American Free Trade Agreement talks may be in long-term limbo.

Donald Trump also congratulated Lopez Obrador on his electoral win, however, the US president also said in an interview this weekend he intends to hold off on signing a new NAFTA deal until after America's fall midterm elections.

Canada has begun imposing tariffs on US$12.6 billion (NZ$18.6 billion) in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration's new taxes on steel and aluminium imported to the United States.

In the interview on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo", Trump again threatened to impose tariffs on imported cars, trucks and auto parts, saying, "The cars are the big ones".

Tens of millions of dollars worth of tariffs went into effect over the weekend, as a trade war between the U.S. and Canada heats up.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the tariffs are regrettable.

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The Chamber based its state-by-state analysis on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and government agencies in China, the EU, Mexico, and Canada.

"We've been very nice to Canada for many years, and they've taken advantage of that", Sanders said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released on Friday the full list of items that Canada is targeting.

Sanders said that the tactic has only hurt American workers. He urged Canadians to "make their choices accordingly" in considering whether to buy American products.

"I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do", he said in June.

"We're going to take down all our barriers, we're going to take down all our taxes, right".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered praise for Canadian workers during his annual Canada Day statement on Sunday, as the tariffs went into effect.

Trump railed against his trading partners during the meeting, according to sources, and withdrew his support for a joint communique after leaving the summit, angering and bewildering some of Washington's closest allies. "Everybody said, 'Uh, can we get on to another subject?"'

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