Mainstream & Quality, Canadian Press, Asks: How did Canada suddenly become Public Enemy No. 1 in Trump’s trade war?

Trump’s global policy have already resulted in America, losing global leadership and dominance position. But the damage continues. Now Trump is now starting a trade war with Canada.  And as with what often occurs, when Trump hit out at other countries, their economy gets hit & already the Canadian currency has weakened.

The Canadian Press (source) is asking how did Canada become America’s public enemy number 1 on trade war.

The following is from Canadian Press:

Fresh off slapping a duty on Canadian lumber, President Donald Trump is now making threats about dairy as the northern neighbour has suddenly, unexpectedly, become his No. 1 target for criticism lately on trade.

The president tweeted Tuesday: “Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very difficult. We will not stand for this. Watch!”

That’s what he wrote the morning after his government announced initial duties up to 24 per cent on Canadian lumber, with more expected later this year.

nt, the self-styled America First president is playing up these irritants as examples of his desire to get tough on trade.

His sudden flurry of complaints about Canada are a dramatic departure from the early days of his presidency — suddenly, he’s complaining less about China and Mexico, and more about the northern neighbour — and it’s being noticed.

In an exchange late Monday with conservative media gathered at the White House, the president said, according to Breitbart News: “We love Canada, wonderful people, wonderful country, but they have been very good about taking advantage of us through NAFTA.”

Then his commerce secretary went out of his way to link this dispute to broader complaints, about dairy and about NAFTA: “It has been a bad week for U.S.-Canada trade relations,” Wilbur Ross said.

 

The following are link to some news:

The truth behind Trump’s “trade war” with Canada – Vox

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/4/25/…/trump-canada-lumber-trade-war

7 hours ago – For 35 years, the US and Canada have been locked in an endless fight about imported lumber — a cycle of tariffs and truces that has repeated …

In New Trade Front, Trump Slaps Tariff on Canadian Lumber – The …

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/us/politics/lumber-tariff-canada-trump.html

1 day ago – The decision came days after President Trump complained bitterly about Canada’s dairy trade practices, and the tariffs signaled a harsher turn …

Trump’s latest trade tactic: Blame Canada – CNBC.com

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/25/trumps-latest-trade-tactic-blame-canada.html

10 hours ago – President Donald Trump moved to slap tariffs on Canadian lumber, stoking a long-smoldering trade dispute with America’s second-largest trading partner. The move follows complaints from U.S. dairy farmers about a recent decision by Canada to change the way tariffs apply to some …

Trudeau and Trump clash over lumber and dairy tariffs – Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/525756a0-2943-11e7-9ec8-168383da43b7

2 hours ago – A US-Canada trade dispute intensified on Tuesday as Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump clashed over softwood lumber and dairy tariffs, setting …

NAFTA, Trump, Canada and trade: What’s going on? A guide – The …

http://www.theglobeandmail.com › News › Politics

7 days ago – For more than 20 years, the North American free-trade agreement has … Trump also took aim at Canada’s dairy supply-management regime, …

Why Trump is starting a trade war with Canada – Politico

http://www.politico.com/…/canada-becomes-a-prime-target-in-trumps-trade-offense-00042…

16 hours ago – President Donald Trump’s administration fired its first shot in a potential trade war, but it’s not Beijing or Mexico City in the cross hairs.

Trump slaps first tariffs on Canadian lumber – Apr. 24, 2017

money.cnn.com/2017/04/24/investing/canada-lumber-tariff-trump/

1 day ago – Trump’s tariffs come as the U.S., Canada and Mexico prepare to renegotiate NAFTA, the 1994 free trade agreement. Trump has directed almost …

Trump takes aim at Canada on trade – Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-canada-trade-war-lumber-dairy-2017-4

9 hours ago – A new, somewhat unexpected target is in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s trade agenda: Canada. And interestingly enough, Trump’s …

A trade war with Canada? Donald Trump is angry that our neighbors …

http://www.salon.com/…/a-trade-war-with-canada-donald-trump-is-angry-that-our-neighbor…

11 hours ago – President Donald Trump has long had a chip on his shoulder about American trade policy, and now it looks like that policy obsession is going …

Trump: “I Don’t Fear A Trade War With Canada” | Zero Hedge

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-25/trump-i-dont-fear-trade-war-canada

8 hours ago – While Trump tried to downplay concerns about a trade with with Canada, after his administration slapped tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, …

Trade Wars Begin: Trump Announces 20% Tariff On Canadian …

http://www.zerohedge.com/…/trump-announces-20-tariff-canadian-softwood-lumber-impor…

19 hours ago – “We’re going to be putting a 20% tax on softwood lumber coming in, a tariff on softwood coming into the United States from Canada” said …

Lumber may be only the beginning of Trump’s trade tiffs with Canada …

https://www.thestar.com/…/lumber-may-be-only-the-beginning-of-trumps-trade-tiffs-…

10 hours ago – Part of the difficulty for Canadians is the lack of specifics in some of Trump’s trade pronouncements. … Hours after unveiling a punitive tariff on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S., Donald Trump took to Twitter to zero in on his next target, the True North’s dairy …

Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade – The …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…trump…canada-trade/…/450917fa-29f6-11e7-9081-f…

8 hours ago – President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he’s drawn a new target — Canada.

Trump Plans To Impose Tariff On Imports of Canadian Softwood …

http://www.foxbusiness.com/…/trump-plans-to-impose-tariff-on-imports-canadian-softwood-l…

1 day ago – The Trump administration is taking retaliatory action against Canada over a trade dispute, moving to impose a 20% tariff on softwood lumber …

Trump picks trade fight with Canada | ABS-CBN News

news.abs-cbn.com › Business

3 hours ago – Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being “very rough” on its …

Trump takes aim at ′very rough′ trade with Canada and introduces …

http://www.dw.com/en/trump-takes-aim-at-very-rough-trade…canada…/a-38590133

3 hours ago – The US has ratcheted up pressure on Canada ahead of plans to renegotiate trade agreements. Trump’s administration has introduced lumber …

Trump Slaps Duty on Canadian Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight …

https://www.bloomberg.com/…/trump-said-to-plan-20-tariff-on-canadian-softwood-lu…

1 day ago – U.S. President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a …

Canada to Trump on trade: ‘Not an accident that hockey is our national …

thehill.com/policy/…/global-trade…/330562-canada-to-trump-were-going-to-play-har…

5 hours ago – Trump earlier Tuesday downplayed concerns of a trade war with Canada after his administration slapped tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.

How did Canada suddenly become Public Enemy No. 1 in Donald …

business.financialpost.com/…/how-did-canada-suddenly-become-public-enemy-no-1-…

15 hours ago – If you’re worried about global trade imbalances, focus on China. … Canada vows to fight ‘unfair and punitive duty’ as Trump slaps tariff on …

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