European Union sets July timeframe for U.S. tariff reprisals

Mexico imports so much USA pork - almost one-third of what's consumed - that the government says it will waive tariffs on up to 350,000 tons of pork imported from other nations to avoid destabilising the market.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

According to CNN, the two leaders were discussing on May 25 new USA tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada.

He went on to acknowledge the scheduled bilateral meeting between the two leaders at this week's G7 summit, a gathering that's widely expected to be a group effort in decrying Trump's trade tactics to his face and trying to convince him to reverse course.

The U.S. president angered his G7 allies last week by imposing punishing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports.

"Tariffs imposed last week by President Trump on European Union and Canada have increased significantly tensions before the meeting", a senior European Union official said, adding that a breakthrough to ease trade tensions was unlikely. Trump ended that temporary relief this month, seeking to pressure the other countries to cut new trade agreements with the U.S. Japan was never granted a waiver, despite Prime Mininster Shinzo Abe's pleas.

That statement said "we reiterate our commitment to keep our markets open and to fight protectionism, while standing firm against all unfair trade practices".

"I think it's fair to expect that any discussions on the global economy.in the current environment will quickly turn into a discussion about trade", a senior Canadian official said. "Donald, please, '" Trump said.

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"Canada's position is and always has been that the trilateral approach is actually better for Canada, Mexico and the United States".

Given that the U.S. and Canada are close allies on geopolitical issues, Trudeau took particular offense to the justification. Following the meeting of G7 finance ministers last week, the official statement made a startling break from the usually staid communiques when it specifically called out the US.

"As the United Kingdom. we want to be a great champion for free trade around the world and that's what we will continue to be", she added.

Canada set a deadline of July 1st for us to lift our moronic tariffs before they respond with theirs, and make this trade war amongst allies official.

The US last week said it was levying the new metals duties on imports from the nations and the European Union on national security grounds, ending their temporary exemptions.

Trump raised the issue of USA vehicle imports with Abe at a meeting in Washington and said he wanted more investment plants in the American industrial heartland of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

"This upcoming summit won't be an easy one, and the leadership of the Canadian government is very much counted upon", Kimihiro Ishikane, Japan's ambassador to Canada, said in an interview. "In reality, we are the closest allies and friends that the United States has had for quite some time".

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