USA isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation

USA isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation

USA isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation

Trudeau said that the tariffs are a result of the U.S. believing Canada and its steel and aluminum are a national security threat, but insisted that Canada is not "going to be pushed around".

"The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable", he further added.

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration announced that there would be a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum imports, including products from Canada.

He said the focus now is to use the threat of retaliatory measures to pressure the United States into reconsidering its own tariffs before any negative economic impact actually materialises.

Canada on Friday filed a trade case at the World Trade Organization challenging United States tariffs on steel and aluminium and announced it would work closely with the European Union, which launched its own case hours earlier.

And referring to the decision as "insulting", Trudeau confirmed Canada would impose reciprocal tariffs on the U.S. Canada and Mexico have also promised to levy their own tariffs on US goods.

Trudeau, in an interview aired on Sunday by NBC's "Meet the Press", said it was "insulting" to hear the US claim that Canadian steel and aluminum posed a national security threat.

The US president has said the tariffs are needed to protect US steel and aluminium industries vital to the nation's security.

Kudlow, the president's top economic adviser, said the friendship between the United States and Canada has nothing to do with the tariffs.

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The US tariffs are "absurd", as Canadian metal sales are no security risk to the US and the measures would destroy jobs on both sides of the border, Morneau has said previously.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, whose country's steel and aluminum producers have been paying the USA metals tariffs since March 23, called the U.S. action "deeply deplorable".

Canada's expressions of disappointment comes as China warned that any trade dispute deals reached at talks in Beijing "will not take effect" if Trump's threatened tariff hike on Chinese goods goes ahead.

"We are concerned that these actions are actually not conducive to helping our economy - they actually are destructive".

Canadian officials and much of United States industry consider this a poison pill and Trudeau said no meeting occurred as a result.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the U.S. imposition of tariffs on metal imports is an insult to their long standing security partnership, Press TV reports. "We want to avoid a trade war", he said.

"We're putting the trade war on hold", U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin said on "Fox News Sunday", almost two weeks ago.

The French official expressed hope that the discussion will lay the foundation for successful talks during next week's summit of G7 national leaders in Quebec's Charlevoix region. "That is not Free or Fair Trade, it is Stupid Trade!" the president said, without specifying what tariff rates he was referring to.

On Monday, the 11th annual Southeastern U.S. "It's not going to happen like that anymore", he said.

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