Trump says Wilbur Ross, EU to discuss tariffs, trade barriers

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In an effort to quell concerns over potential tariffs, Trudeau has embarked on a tour of Canada's steel and aluminum manufacturers. The weekend before the announcement, Ottawa was getting word that Trump was heavily leaning toward including Canada, largely because of concerns steel from China was coming into the US from Canada.

Mr. Trudeau spoke by telephone with Mr. Trump on Monday to thank him for the "special consideration extended to Canada" while stressing that the steel and aluminum industries are critical to jobs on both sides of the border, his office said in a statement.

As the United States tries to light a fire under NAFTA negotiations, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will not be bullied or pressured by the United States as part of those talks.

He said the government needs to monitor steel imports more closely so that if shipment volumes are rising, it can react quickly to stop Canada from becoming a dumping ground into the US market.

The EU is seeking to be exempted from planned U.S. import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium, but says Washington has not made clear how the exemption process works.

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"There's a lot of steel out there looking for a home", said Herman.

"Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will be speaking with representatives of the European Union about eliminating the large Tariffs and Barriers they use against the United States of America".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised aluminum and steelworkers on Monday he would defend them against possible U.S. tariffs and called U.S. President Donald Trump to stress that "mutually beneficial" cross-border supply chains should be preserved.

The announcement of duties of 25 per cent on imported steel and 10pc on aluminium has stung the European Union, coming as a surprise to USA allies and also to many in Washington.

Mr. Trump has threatened to expand the steel and aluminum duties to the two countries if there is no progress on meeting USA demands in the negotiations on the North American free-trade agreement. "That is because the level of integration within our two markets is deep, complex and profitable to both of our countries".

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Joseph Galimberti says Canada has to work very quickly to identify possible attempts to circumvent the USA tariffs by sneaking steel in through Canada and must be prepared to act to stop this.

NAFTA talks started seven months ago and the starting to get antsy about getting a deal. Marie, Ont., and Regina. If there's a tariff on a piece of paper, turn it into a paper airplane and it's in a different category and no longer subject to a tariff.

Global trade lawyer Larry Herman says Canada can do several things, including promising temporary surcharges under the Customs Tariffs Act on any country found to be dumping steel, as well as tightening up the system that issues permits for steel imports, which he says is more a formality than a check on the system at the moment. He is working to reassure anxious workers the government has and will continue to have their backs.

On Friday China's Commerce Ministry official Wang Hejun stated that Beijing will take "firm actions" if the tariffs inflict losses on Chinese businesses.

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