EU Announces New Tariffs On Dozens Of Goods From The US

Roman Schwartz
June 8, 2018

The G7 Summit is set to start in Canada on Friday.

In even blunter language, Mr. Macron told a joint news conference that the USA tariffs on European, Canada and Mexican steel and aluminum are "unilateral and illegal" and predicted that they will hurt global growth.

But a small group of around 200 anti-capitalist protesters had gathered in the provincial capital anyway on Thursday night, amid a large police operation to contain them.

She said: "The President was there at the last G7 in Italy we came together and agreed a whole range of issues there".

The Trump administration has threatened to impose sanctions against European companies that continue to do business with Tehran, an effort the U.S. has said it will resist. One of the largest reasons for Trump's reluctance is the host country, the report said.

Trump's recent moves to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, the European Union and Mexico have left American allies fuming and reacting with retaliatory tariffs themselves.

"It is American jobs that are going to be lost because of the actions of this administration", the Canadian prime minister added.

In private, the trade battle has strained a once-cheery relationship between the two leaders. Trudeau told NBC: "The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is, quite frankly, insulting and unacceptable". "We are allies. Our soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder to defend liberty and our values", Macron said.

Trump has struck a notably different tone about the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Macron was biting in his criticism of Trump, saying that the other six leading industrialized countries at the summit could get along there without the U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump has launched his latest salvo at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the pair's disagreement over American tariffs on steel and aluminum intensifies.

"The global trade system is broken and President Trump is trying to fix it".

Last week, Trump made a decision to end those exemptions, and the tariffs went into effect on June 1.

Trump will be attending G7 meetings in at the luxurious (and very) remote Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the Charlevoix region of Quebec on June 8 and 9. It's exhausting. Not only is Trump launching a pointless trade war against our three closest allies and four largest trading partners, but now apparently he's lecturing heads of state on history that never happened. "I think we've done everything we can and put everything on the line", he said. Describing the tense three days, Bruno Le Maire, France's finance and economy minister, said it was "far more a G-6 plus one than a G-7".

A similar, chilly reception for Trump's trade crackdown is expected this weekend.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the longest-serving G7 leader, will also play a key role.

The White House tried to play down the differences with Trump's top economic adviser branding the differences as simply a family quarrel.

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