Economy

Justin Trudeau tells Donald Trump he will 'vigorously defend' Canadian lumber

Justin Trudeau tells Donald Trump he will 'vigorously defend' Canadian lumber

Trudeau said he told the president that the U.S. Commerce Department levelled "baseless allegations" when it imposed new, unfair duties on Canadian softwood.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she's confident her country will prevail over the U.S.in a lumber dispute and urged President Donald Trump's administration to uphold free trade.

The White House described the call as "amicable".

Trudeau says the two countries are economically interconnected, but it's not a one-way relationship. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has alleged that Canada "intends to effectively cut off the last dairy products being exported from the United States".

The US government doesn't have a clear idea of what NAFTA covers, a business body representing several big North American multinationals said on Tuesday after Washington picked a trade fight with Canada.

Former US president Obama had warned Trump against Flynn
Sergey Kislyak, according to White House officials, two full weeks after Yates first met with McGahn. The House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting their own simultaneous investigations.

Trudeau was responding to the announcement of new USA duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber entering from Canada. That means it'll underpin future trade relations between Canada and the United Kingdom, she said.

Canada is ready to play hard ball with President Trump.

The state timber industry says the new tariffs, which average 20 percent, are good news for Wisconsin loggers and sawmills that have been struggling since the new housing market crashed in 2008.

She says they will go through the courts if they have to but Yurkovich says there is still time to get something done before then...

Resolute, the Canadian lumber firm, denied it is subsidized.

Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones but has many questions
Syrian state TV said some 60 buses and ambulances of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were on hand for the evacuations. Local "reconciliation" deals that the government is pursuing with rebels were an alternative to that, he said.

The statement from Ottawa said dairy trade already favors the United States, explaining that the US receives $550 million in USA dairy while Canadian exports $110 million.

The U.S. imported $278.1 trillion worth of goods from Canada in 2016.

He tweeted on Tuesday Canada is making life "very difficult" for American dairy farmers and that the government "will not stand" for it.

Ross dismissed the idea that USA home prices would go up exclusively as a result of lumber tariffs, saying that the total cost of a home depends much more on the land than the product used to build the home.

He vowed to put a "very big tariff on lumber" coming to the U.S., claiming that he "loves Canada" but adding: "People don't realise Canada has been very rough on the United States".

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois: This title more special than Mourinho's
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas made history on Monday night, although he had his evening spoilt by a television presenter. The infrastructure is all there. "The fans didn't stop singing, wherever we've been this season they've been the same".

Trump's decision to impose tariffs of as much as 24 percent on Canadian softwood imports ignited a long-simmering dispute between the two close trading partners.


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