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U.S. Allies Push Trump for Change of Heart as Trade War Looms

China has vowed to retaliate on everything from US soybeans to airplanes, and Beijing has said it will abandon its commitments if the usa follows through on its tariff threat.

President Donald Trump's administration last week imposed US tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium from Canada - the No. 1 steel exporter to the United States - as well as on Mexico and the European Union.

Mexico's list of products that will be subject to the charges also includes US steel plates, bars, rods and rolled steel.

Meanwhile, the ongoing NAFTA talks are faltering as the US and Mexico struggle to reach an agreement on bilateral trade in cars. Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports shortly after publishing a final list of targets on June 15.

Mexico is set to elect its next president on July 1 and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a leftist firebrand who has argued for more reliance on domestic production, is firmly in the lead with a margin of as much as 20 percentage points, according to the Bloomberg Poll Tracker.

The president of the U.S. National Pork Producers Council said Mexico accounted for almost 25 percent of all pork shipments a year ago, adding that "a 20 percent tariff eliminates our ability to compete effectively in Mexico".

"We continue to prefer talks to tariffs and hope for a successful outcome at the negotiating table", said the American Farm Bureau Federation, the largest USA farm group.

A coils of steel is moved by a crane at the Direct Strip Production Complex at Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. He did not provide further details about his brother's condition.

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Galimberti said he'd like to see those counter-tariffs come into effect as quickly as possible "so there's not a window to ship unnecessarily into Canada without a tariff while there are tariffs applied on goods going into the United States".

The Dairy Farmers of Canada branded as "troubling" and "worrisome" comments Trudeau made on NBC's Meet the Press that Canada was considering allowing US dairy greater access to the Canadian market as part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The campaign, launched by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and the LIBRE Initiative, all groups funded by the Charles and David Koch, will consist of advertisements, lobbying efforts and grassroots organization.

At this time, the U.S.is calling the shots as far as trade is concerned and US investors don't see any reason to abandon the bull market.

"The idea that Canadian steel that's in military vehicles in the United States, that makes your fighter jets is somehow now a threat. the idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable, " he said.

But he exempted Canada, Mexico and the European Union to buy time for negotiations, a reprieve that expired at midnight on Thursday.

The dispute with Mexico over tariffs makes it more hard to conclude months of talks on renegotiating NAFTA between the three countries, talks that began previous year because Trump said the deal needed to be reworked to better serve the United States. Canada has also strongly objected to the metals tariffs. In mid-May, a number of reports emerged claiming that Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Peter Navarro got into "a profanity-laced screaming match" during the last round of U.S.

British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her deep disappointment at "unjustified" U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs in a phone call with President Donald Trump on Monday (June 4), her office said.

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