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Overlook NAFTA, Possible Steel Tariffs Beginning Headaches in Canada-US Relations!

Written by MKTLIST Blog Team Published On : February 26, 2018 1703
Overlook NAFTA, Possible Steel Tariffs Beginning Headaches in Canada-US Relations!

There is a new issue going on between the relationship of Canada and United States, with coercions of worldwide steel and aluminum tariffs now contending with NAFTA hesitation as a source of economic concern.

It was quite clear while on a trip to Washington for the leaders of the 2 largest provinces. During their just-ended visit, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne talked with two state governors and nobody voiced the opinion that NAFTA faces forthcoming termination.

"I feel pretty encouraged by the conversations that I've had," Wynne spoke in an interview.

"There are a number of governors who do have a pretty direct relationship (with President Donald Trump). One of the reasons I'm very encouraged is none of them said they thought (NAFTA) was going to get cancelled."

Not just this, there's an additional instant source of anguish.

Trump is considering options for both aluminum and steel tariffs. The target will be whole globe, while additional would respond to a limited list of countries sparing Canada.

The risks are high for Canada, which is the first-one seller of both products to the United States.

Must read: Trudeau’s trip to India- a huge disaster.

They are mainly high for the representatives who recently went to Washington. Ontario is the main source for steel and automobiles whereas Quebec is the main provider of aluminum.

Canada is still on the probable hit-list. Recently, the president has been having issue about Canada’s practice of trade, stating through both his private and public statements.

Wynne discussed with her counterparts about the distress of tariff affecting prices of automobile.

"I think there's good reason to be concerned," she said.

"Anybody who understands the auto supply chain understands that this would be a problem for us ... I think there is reason for real concern ... It would be a compounding effect."

The governor of Ohio isn’t sure what to do of it.

John Kasich said it’s sincere to put corrective tariffs if a republic does not take into account steel produced less than market cost. That’s the claim counter to China, and opposed to countries that involve Chinese steel with their self-supply.

"I'm not a protectionist ... Just slapping on tariffs, I don't agree with that," Kasich spoke to reporters at the embassy of Canada.

"(But) I don't know enough about this. I've called two people. One person who's sort of a steel expert who says this is pure protectionism. And another one who says no there's been so much dumping, that we need to do something. What's the truth? I don't know yet."

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