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Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on their country's trade policies......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on their country's trade policies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

‘What’s his name again?’ Once smitten by ‘Trudeaumania,’ drama-stricken D.C. too anxious to fete PM – ABC News

Canada's prime minister was in town, but Jamal Turner was drawing a blank. On a blustery sidewalk of downtown Washington, the 30-year-old Baltimore native was in a chatty mood about &'8220;the good country of Canada,&'8221; extrapolating impressively on U.S.-Canada trade relations and the finer points of the North American Free Trade Agreement, while, just blocks away, the heads of both governments met face-to-face for the first time. There are 35 states that depend on Canada as a top exporter,&'8221; said Turner, rattling off a key talking point of the economic relationship. Well, maybe not, but it depends on who you ask around the U.S. capital. Just shy of a year after former U.S. president Barack Obama hosted Prime Minister Trudeau's family for a state dinner at the White House, a new American president Trump was in the White House to greet the Canadian leader on Monday. Last March's Obama invitation ushered in talk of &'8220;Trudeaumania&'8221; in reports by U.S. media outlets like Fox News and the Boston Herald, launching internet memes about an Obama-Trudeau &'8220;bromance.&'8221; The state dinner was the hottest ticket in town. On the morning that Trudeau arrived at the Trump White House for a straightforward working meeting, American news outlets around the capital were preoccupied by North Korean missile tests, by reports about tumult within the National Security Council, by fallout of Trump's travel ban, and by allegations that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with a Russian official before Trump took office. &'8220;It's crazy. It's just day to day, a full spectrum of things,&'8221; said 29-year-old Pete Hansel, while browsing the First Amendment-themed Newseum's outdoor gallery of newspapers from that morning's U.S. and international front pages. (Of the 60 covers displayed, one made mention of Trudeau in a headline — Canada's Globe and Mail.) Hansel had heard Trudeau was coming to town, but the new presidency has been beset with so much controversy in the first month that he says the Canadian prime minister's arrival &'8220;is just not top of mind right now&'8221; for Washingtonians &'8220;It's anything from what Trump is trying to do around voting rights; around environmental protections; around banning people from entering this country, and just his failure to recognize news and facts.&'8221; Lack of chemistry aside, a will-they-or-won't-they tension was building between Trump and Trudeau. Much of it was rooted in expectations the two leaders might publicly criticize each other or clash on ideologies, whether it be tackling climate change or opening borders to Syrian refugees. Trump had already made diplomatic slights against the leaders of Mexico and Australia. In a city that routinely sees foreign heads of state roll through for high-level meetings with the U.S. administration, Trudeaumania — if it was there — was muted. At Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House, passersby couldn't place the name. Shown a photo of Trudeau, though, the recognition set in. &'8220;He's the handsome guy,&'8221; said Carlos Castillo, 36, a firefighter from Virginia. Fenella Henderson said she was hearing more about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe playing golf with and high-fiving Trump than about any anticipation for Trudeau's visit. Even U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not show up, according to reports. A subordinate, Thomas Shannon, was instead scheduled to attend a Trudeau meeting. Canadian expat Naveed Bandali, 29, heard about Tillerson's reported snub. &'8220;Did they take it seriously?&'8221; the Edmonton native said of the Trump administration. &'8220;Or are we so below the radar that I guess we can co-exist mutually, despite having big differences on refugees and climate change, without us causing too much of an aggravated response?&'8221; Last March, he said, the big news in America felt like it was Canada. There was a &'8220;novelty&'8221; to the Trudeau-Obama relationship owing to the fact they not only had overlapping priorities, &'8220;but these guys actually seemed to like each other.&'8221; &'8220;I feel like the novelty now is, what's Trump going to tweet after?&'8221; This was a high-stakes meeting for Trudeau, who walked into the Oval Office with a mission to convince the president that NAFTA, which Trump has signalled he might withdraw from or renegotiate, is worth preserving. Trudeau's cabinet had done some advance legwork. His arrival was preceded days earlier by a parade of Liberal government cabinet ministers who dropped in last week to meet their U.S. counterparts. There was little room for whimsy on Monday. As a parliamentary pool reporter noted, gone were Trudeau's signature &'8220;fancy bright socks,&'8221; swapped for some more understated footwear, black with small blue diamonds for his sit-down with Trump. The prime minister departed Washington without major incident. &'8220;A lot of people in Canada are breathing a sigh of relief,&'8221; Roland Paris, Trudeau's former foreign policy adviser, said from Ottawa. &'8220;Those men were obviously determined not to criticize the other directly, but also took the chance to reiterate their points of view, with Trudeau saying his role is to govern in a way that reflects Canadians' approach. That's a very difficult task to strike that balance.&'8221; The prime minister departed Washington without major incident. &'8220;A lot of people in Canada are breathing a sigh of relief,&'8221; Roland Paris, Trudeau's former foreign policy adviser, said from Ottawa. &'8220;Those men were obviously determined not to criticize the other directly, but also took the chance to reiterate their points of view, with Trudeau saying his role is to govern in a way that reflects Canadians' approach. That's a very [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2017

Trump Trade War: Canada retaliates with $12.6B tariffs on U.S. goods

In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada announced Friday, June 29, billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Trudeau declines to meet Trump because of US precondition

TORONTO --- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that he offered to go to Washington this week to complete talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) but that Vice President Mike Pence called and told him a meeting with the United State president would only happen if the Canadian leader agreed to put a five-year sunset clause into the deal.   Trudeau said he refused to go because of the "totally unacceptable" precondition. He made the comment while outlining Canada's response to US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.   Late Thursday, President Donald Trump responded in a statement released by the White House, "Earlie...Keep on reading: Trudeau declines to meet Trump because of US precondition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Trudeau, Trump: NAFTA talks could conclude soon

  OTTAWA, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump discussed Monday, May 14, ongoing negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the White House highlighting the "importance" of reaching a quick conclusion. While Trudeau's office mentioned the "progress" made, and the "possibility of bringing the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

More work to get a continental trade deal – Trudeau

WASHINGTON DC, USA – There is still a way to go to reach a new North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada's prime minister said Wednesday, September 19, brushing off US pressure for a quick deal as high-level talks resumed in Washington. Canada's top diplomat Chrystia Freeland met twice with US Trade ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

U.S.-Canada trade deal imminently possible, Freeland says

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced a breakthrough Tuesday, September 11, in tense talks with the United States on a revamped continental trade pact, saying a new deal was now "imminently possible." US President Donald Trump also said earlier that the talks, which both countries ramped up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China

President Donald Trump's trade policy faces a key crossroads on Thursday, as officials try to reach a deal with Canada, and he will decide whether to impose a huge wave of new tariffs on China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

U.S., Canada to try to salvage 3-country NAFTA

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Efforts to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement as a 3-country pact are due to resume Wednesday, September 5, when Canada and the US sit down at the negotiating table in a politically charged atmosphere. But the talks will be dogged by President Donald Trump's repeated threats ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Asian markets swing as nervous traders keep an eye on trade wars

Asian markets fluctuated on Tuesday with investors moving cautiously as they await the latest developments in Donald Trump's trade spats with China and Canada. With US markets closed for the L.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Trump attacks U.S. labor leader on Labor Day

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!" The president's attack came after Trumka appeared on "Fox News Sunday" over the weekend where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. Trumka, whose organization is an umbrella group for most unions, said the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico are "integrated" and "it's pretty hard to see how t...Keep on reading: Trump attacks U.S. labor leader on Labor Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Asian markets sink as global trade concerns return

Hong Kong — Asian markets started Monday on a negative note as trade tensions returned to the fore with Donald Trump eyeing fresh tariffs on a swathe of Chinese goods and NAFTA talks with Canada hitting a wall. The optimism that flowed through trading floors at the start of last week has been replaced by […] The post Asian markets sink as global trade concerns return appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Asian markets sink as global trade concerns return

Asian markets started Monday on a negative note as trade tensions returned to the fore with Donald Trump eyeing fresh tariffs on a swathe of Chinese goods and NAFTA talks with Canada hitting a wall. The optimism that flowed through trading floors at the start of last week has been replaced by a now-familiar sense of dread after the US president hit out at Ottawa over the weekend as the two sides struggle to hammer out a new deal. In a tweet over the weekend, Trump threatened to exclude Canada from a new North American Free Trade Agreement after negotiations to rewrite the 25-year-old pact ended without an agreement Friday. He said there was "no political necessity to keep Canada...Keep on reading: Asian markets sink as global trade concerns return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Global stock markets wobble on trade, currency worries

Global stock markets wobbled Friday as US President Donald Trump eyed further tariffs even as roadblocks emerged on striking a key trade deal with Canada. Meanwhile, US stocks were essentially flat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Stock markets mixed as investors remain cautious over new trade deals

Stock markets traded mixed on Wednesday with investors moving cautiously as they gauge possible headwinds from the latest trade deal developments. New York on Tuesday provided another record lead on lingering optimism after the United States and Mexico agreed on a revised free-trade deal and Canada began talks that could see it join them. However, while the news was seen as a much-needed boost after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement when he took office, concerns remain about his tariffs row with China that has rattled markets for months. Washington could soon also impose levies on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which would co...Keep on reading: Stock markets mixed as investors remain cautious over new trade deals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

US-Mexico trade bargain sends Wall Street soaring

NEW YORK, United States -- The United States and Mexico announced a breakthrough deal on trade on Monday, sparking a Wall Street rally that pushed major indices to fresh record closes. Canada's dollar and Mexico's peso both strengthened against the US dollar, which in turn weakened against a basket of other currencies. In Europe, trading was thin with London closed for a public holiday. US President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed the new trade agreement, which raises hopes the North American Free Trade Agreement can be salvaged after Canada rejoins the talks on Tuesday. The deal tightens local content requirements for autos, as well ...Keep on reading: US-Mexico trade bargain sends Wall Street soaring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Trump hints U.S., Mexico on verge of trade agreement amid NAFTA renegotiation

WASHINGTON, United States – The United States (US) and Mexico are close to reaching a consensus over key issues stunting efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), officials from both countries said on Saturday, August 25. The trilateral treaty, which includes Canada, has been a key target in the US president's aggressive trade strategy, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Source link link: US challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

EU ‘possibly as bad as China’ on trade: Trump

Europe is “possibly as bad as China” on trade, US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday, with trade wars emerging against both the Asian giant as well as longtime allies in Europe and Canada. “The European Union is possibly as bad as China, only smaller,” Trump said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Canada hits back at U.S. with tariffs on metals, bourbon, orange juice

OTTAWA, Canada – Canada hit back at the United States on Friday, June 29, with retaliatory tariffs on American summertime essentials including Florida orange juice, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. As temperatures and tensions increase, the measures targeting Can$16.6 billion ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018