#GlobalInformation: “Canada hits again at Trump’s ‘illegal’ photo voltaic panel tariffs with NAFTA problem – National ” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada
OTTAWA – The Trudeau authorities has requested for a NAFTA overview of a Trump administration tariff on photo voltaic panels, saying the 30 per cent cost is illegitimate and unfair.
Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs have harm employees within the clear vitality sector on each side of the border.
The request for a overview beneath NAFTA’s chapter 20 provision comes sooner or later after Mexico’s president-elect publicized a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump calling for a reboot of the talks in the direction of a brand new three-way continental commerce pact.
The North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation has been on maintain since late spring due to the July 1 Mexican presidential election that can see Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sworn on this coming December.
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr journey to Mexico City this week to fulfill the incoming Mexican chief, a session that comes one week after Trump mused about separate offers with Canada and Mexico.
Freeland says the photo voltaic panel tariff is a violation of NAFTA guidelines and was imposed regardless that the United States International Trade Commission decided imports from Canada weren’t hurting the U.S. economic system.
Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-07-23 16:03:28, as ‘Canada hits again at Trump’s ‘illegal’ photo voltaic panel tariffs with NAFTA problem – National