Trump proclamation exempts Canadian aluminum from tariffs
… but he reserves the right to reimpose the 10% levies on national security grounds if exports spike again.
US halts imports from China’s Uighur region for forced labour
Orders freeze imports from companies that produce cotton, clothing and computer parts in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China
Maple Leaf suspends pork exports to China after COVID-19 cases
China has adopted new protocols that require Canadian processors who report a positive COVID-19 case to do so.
58% of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey
Polling firm Leger says numbers reflect a lack of a clear rationale for the action by the mercurial US president.
Sask. Premier Moe worried U.S. could put tariff on steel after aluminum
Regina is home to the Evraz steel mill where hundreds of people work
Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions
The sanctions, announced Aug by the U.S. Treasury Department, block all property or other assets that the individuals have within U.S. jurisdiction
Canada plans $3.6B in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute
Freeland says the tariffs will match dollar-for-dollar the costs of the planned 10% import tariff on Canadian raw aluminum that will apply starting Aug. 16
Bank of England says economy will take time to heal
U.K. GDP probably shrank by 23% in the second quarter
Canada’s merchandise trade deficit increases sharply to $3.2B in June: StatCan
Exports were up 17.1% to $39.7 billion but down 20% from $49.6 billion a year earlier
US, Mexican presidents talk USMCA without Canada
Trudeau skipped the meeting citing the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum
Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship.
Order restricting entry to Canada extended to July 31 as COVID-19 worries remain
Restrictions covering people seeking to enter Canada from countries other than the United States were set to expire at midnight June 30.
Companies prodded to rely less on China, but few respond
Drug makers looking to reduce reliance but consumer electronics, medical devices and other industries are hanging in.
Trade confidence plunges, pandemic drives EDC index to an all time low
Almost three-quarters of survey respondents said the pandemic has had a negative impact on their sales.
Thousands of Canadians could be affected by Trump’s decision to extend visa ban
The ban on new visas takes effect June 24