Canada to Trump: 'We're going to play hard'

  • Canada to Trump: 'We're going to play hard'

Canada to Trump: 'We're going to play hard'

Its members are alarmed by fresh statements by President Donald Trump that he wants his administration to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement linking the US, Mexican and Canadian markets.

President Donald Trump says he's not anxious about sparking a trade war with Canada but says it has "outsmarted our politicians for many years". He said that he was not anxious about sparking a trade war with Canada but added it has "outsmarted our politicians for many years".

President Donald Trump's trade threats against Canada and uncertainty around tax policy are stifling investment in one of the U.S.'s biggest trade partners, according to Bruce Heyman, a former US ambassador to Canada. Canadian lumber exports to the USA make up only 2% of the country's total shipments to the US.

The US Dairy Export Council said the extension "blatantly blocks American dairy exports", urging Trump to "take immediate action" to protect the business of dozens of US farmers.

"It has been a bad week for U.S".

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that Canada had been notified about Trump's decision and that the tariff will be applied retroactively.

"I think it should be on the table because if there is any merit at all to a free trade agreement, it's to help the people inside versus the people outside", he said.

The U.S. Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports has long argued that B.C.'s Crown land-based timber system constitutes a subsidy.

Research from the National Association of Home Builders in the United States found that for every $1,000 increase in house prices (due to higher lumber costs), 150,000 families are priced out of purchasing a home.

Freeland firmly denied that.

Trump's sharp comments also prompted a stern response from Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who spoke on Tuesday at Ontario-based software company, Vidyard.

Dawson, a former economic adviser to the US embassy in Ottawa, says she suspects "the current drama will be forgotten" after USA and Canadian negotiators get down to working out compromises.

Canada will fight back against USA tariffs on softwood lumber and win again, top officials said on Tuesday, noting that worldwide trade authorities have always ruled in its favor in the long dispute. The World Trade Organization sided with Canada in 2004 and the two sides came to a temporary agreement in 2006, which expired last October. He said that the duties would affect $5 billion worth of softwood lumber imports from Canada.

Tim Prosser, a dairy farmer in Columbus, Wisconsin, was dropped by a buyer after Canada made the change.

The U.S. and Canada are also wrangling over dairy.

"On the issue of softwood lumber, the Prime Minister refuted the baseless allegation by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the decision to impose unfair duties", a spokesperson for Trudeau said, according to Ottawa's readout of the conversation.

In the absence of that exemption, Strauch says ME landowners selling to Canadian mills that could be hurt by the tariff, while some ME lumber mills could see a boost in demand for their structural lumber products. All data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wisconsin is not a border state.