Canadian Tariffs on US Goods from Ketchup to Lawn Mowers Begin


Now that Mexicos presidential election is done, Ottawa wants negotiations on the North America Free Trade Agreement to restart as soon as possible, one government official familiar with the plan said on condition of anonymity.

"It's incredible that a president, under the banner of "America First" and trying to advance the interest of his nation, is considered bad by the overwhelming majority of the American media and as much of the American people as it is", says Seton Motley of Less Government.

"That's what we're going to stay focused on". Well see where it goes.”.

Canada's retaliatory tariffs on USA goods do nothing to help Canada and will only hurt American workers, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday. The Trudeau government has described Canada's retaliation as dollar-for-dollar, reciprocal tariffs that target steel, aluminum as well as a long list of consumer goods.

While he was able to unilaterally place tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel - tariffs that could cost the Canadian auto industry more than 100,000 jobs - Trump's justification for the decision was based on the need to protect a domestic steel and aluminum market as a matter of national defence.

The front-runner in Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has already said that he would name a new negotiating team for the NAFTA revision.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, victor of Mexico's presidential election, right, waves during a rally at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

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On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Lopez Obrador by phone. "It only hurts American workers", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a media briefing when asked about Canada's action.

HEIGHTS, N.J. -President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better deal with Canada and Mexico.

The retaliatory tariffs unveiled by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Friday mostly target US steel and aluminum products, but also hit consumer food products, such as coffee, ketchup and whiskey. You're going to have an election.

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

"Do you know what happened?"

He said he hoped the Americans would resume NAFTA talks because Canada is ready to get back to the table.

"The president is working to fix the broken system and he'll continue pushing for that", she said.