March 8, 2018

Trump says no Mexico, Canada steel break without fair Nafta

President Donald Trump said the U.S. won’t lower tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico and Canada unless the two countries agree to a revamped Nafta that’s fair to the U.S.  “NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A. Massive relocation of companies & jobs,” the president said in a tweet Monday. “Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed.” Trump, later speaking to reporters, added that he had just spoken by phone with negotiators at ongoing talks in Mexico City and that he’s under the impression that Canada and Mexico are open to a discussion. “But if they are not going to make a NAFTA deal, we’re just going to leave it this way,” Trump said at a news conference in Washington, suggesting he’d not waive the tariffs.
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