Why Is Trump Risking a Trade War With Canada?

April 26, 2017

The president has softened some of his tough talk toward China and Mexico, transferring it to Canada and disputes over softwood lumber and dairy products. Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president to tangle with Canada over lumber. In fact, the first U.S. president to do so was the first U.S. president. George Washington’s administration saw a dispute over ownership of valuable forests on the border between New Brunswick and present-day Maine.

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Topics: AGRICULTURE TARIFFS

Agreements: NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)

Regions: CANADA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

Authors: THE ATLANTIC

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