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Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as trade tensions fester

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

Key Takeaway:

  • Canada’s trade minister is heading back to the U.S. capital just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to the White House.
  • Ng’s office reported the proposal as a counter to the terms of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.
Mary Ng met Tuesday virtually with Katherine Tai to talk about some festering trade.

Canada’s trade minister is heading back to the U.S. capital just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Trudeau on his visit to the White House.

Mary Ng met Tuesday virtually with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to talk about some festering trade, including Canada’s “significant concern” with a tax credit for electric vehicles.

In their meeting, Ng’s office reported the proposal as a counter to the terms of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.

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Ng took issue with the U.S. making good last week on its plan to double its duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports nearly.

She says the decision will hurt Canadian groups, workers, and businesses while only adding to U.S. consumers’ inflationary pain.

Ng is in Washington until Friday for several in-person conferences and has a chance of opposition MPs in a draw, including Conservative trade critic Randy Hoback.

Source-CTV News

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