Trump lashes out at Canada over trade

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Donald Trump claims Canadians are ‘smuggling’ shoes back to Canada because tariffs are so high

President Trump railed against Canada on Tuesday, again accusing our northern neighbor of unfair trading practices - and a story in The Post that said Canadians come to the U.S. to buy shoes and then smuggle them back into their country to avoid stiff tariffs.

"They fought World War II with us". We appreciate it. They fought World War I with us, and we appreciate it, ' he said, 'but we're protecting each other'.

Trade frictions between the United States and Canada have been particularly strained in recent weeks, with Trump taking umbrage at remarks by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that were critical of the heavy US tariffs. "The tariffs to get common items back into Canada are so high, that they have to smuggle them in".

"They buy shoes and they wear 'em".

Trump has been taking potshots at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada since the end of the G7 summit earlier this month after the prime minister said at a press conference that he told the US president that his steel and aluminum tariffs were "kind of insulting", and that Canada "will not be pushed around" and that it would not hesitate to impose retaliatory measures. "They scuff 'em up, they made 'em sound old or look old".

But then the president railed against the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

"We're treated horribly. Dairy".

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that Canada's tariffs are so high that its citizens are smuggling goods en masse from the USA to avoid the import fees.

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"We will be using that feedback to modify the list", she said.

'We can no longer be the stupid country.

Also, goods made in other countries but bought in the U.S. have tariffs assessed based on their home country rather than the USA rate.

"Canada", Trump told the business conference.

Leaders from all the relevant countries criticized the move, saying it cause wide spread economic damage.

So, the average tariff rate on foreign shoes going into Canada is just slightly higher than shoes going into the US.

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening China with new tariffs worth US$200 billion, equity investors are hitting the sell button.

Almost 4.9 million Canadians traveled temporarily to the United States between January and March 2018, according to Canadian figures.

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