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Aluminum, steel tariffs the latest in ‘laundry list’ of Canada-U.S. trade tussles

By Shruti Shekar      

Softwood lumber, dairy, supercalendered paper, and wine are just some of the other products being fought over.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, has added fuel to the already-smouldering fire of Canada-U.S. trade tensions by suggesting a tariff on steel and aluminum imports, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to threaten Canadian retaliation. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

While Canadian, Mexican, and American negotiators were in Mexico City in the seventh round of discussion to bring down trade barriers through a revised North American Free Trade Agreement on March 1, United States President Donald Trump was seeking to erect another roadblock, adding to the “laundry list” of trade irritants stacking up in recent months between Canada and the U.S., say trade-watchers.

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