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Canada should seek exemption from ‘Buy American’ provisions instead of fighting U.S. protectionist policy, trade observers say

By Neil Moss      

U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order restricting foreign steel components in U.S. federal procurement projects will come into force in six months.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured on Nov. 30, 2019, during the signing of the new NAFTA in in Buenos Aires, Argentina. White House photograph by Shealah Craighead

Getting Canadian exporters access to U.S. federal government procurement projects will become more difficult thanks to a new executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump, and getting around it may not be possible, say trade observers, who want Canada’s government to seek an exemption to the protection order.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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