Canadian PM responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer from what he called a “thickening” border, a day after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalated.
Trudeau was responding to the announcement of new U.S. duties of up to 24 percent on softwood lumber entering from Canada.
Canada’s Liberal Party leader said the two countries are economically interconnected, but it’s not a one-way relationship.
“There are millions of good U.S. jobs that depend on the smooth flow of goods, services and people back and forth across our border,” Trudeau said during a press conference.
He cited free trade in the North American auto sector as an example of how a typical car part can cross the border up to six times before it ends up in a finished automobile.