(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)
The Trump administration is coming under political pressure at home to exclude Canada from global tariffs on steel and aluminum, and while stating its preference for holding firm it’s leaving the door open just the tiniest crack to the possibility of adjustments.
Lawmakers, businesses, and hosts on the Sunday political talk-shows all challenged the logic of slapping a national-security tariff on a peaceful next-door neighbour, pushing the administration to justify its move.
The administration says a final announcement is coming next week. On Sunday, it signalled that President Donald Trump is leaning toward a no-exceptions-for-anyone attitude — but then added some potential asterisks. Click here to read more.
- Key U.S. Lawmaker Urges Steel Tariff Exemptions For NAFTA Allies (Reuters)
- Peter Navarro, Who Wrote ‘Death by China,’ May Have Won the Battle Against Pro-Trade Voices (CNBC)
- Trump Protectionist Flank Sells Trade Agenda (Washington Post)
- Why Trump’s Tariffs Will Fizzle Like Most Everything Else He’s Touted (iPolitics)
- Trump Defends Tariffs: ’Sorry, It’s Time For a Change!’ (Washington Examiner)