CAN/US Trade war brewing

President Trump issued a number of tariff on trade import in the run up to his new NAFTA agreement, those tariff were then removed once the agreement was signed though it seem the President isn’t to happy with the state of North American trade as he has re-issued those tariff once again.

Canada has responded by issuing a number of tariff matching dollar for dollar. Canada and United States trade is very important to Northern States making up the main importer of 11 States, and main exporter of 34 States.

a long drawn out Trade war would hurt both countries as they try to rebound from COVID.
though I see this mostly as a election plow by Trump to win over support in key industries.

Ottawa will impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to restore a 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum imports.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the measures Thursday evening hours after Trump said he would impose the tariffs during a campaign speech at a Whirlpool factory in Ohio, citing national security concerns.

Freeland, in a statement, said Canada “intends to swiftly impose dollar-for-dollar countermeasures” in response.

“Canadian aluminum does not undermine U.S. national security. Canadian aluminum strengthens U.S. national security and has done so for decades through unparalleled co-operation between our two countries,” she said.

Why are we pissing off our northern neighbor? There’s no reason for this.

There is an election coming up and is likely trying to win support in the rust belt.

Fine, close the border completely and let the Canadians drown in their oil.

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If you rather do business with Russia and China be my guest.

We don’t need their oil either.

Think up creative ways to eat and drink it.

This thread has nothing to do with oil.
try to stay on topic.

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It doesn’t?

What is Canada’s number one export to the US?

What Canadian industry is almost solely dependent on the US importing it’s product?

You want a trade war? Well, Let’s start with closing the border and that includes cutting off imports of Canadian Oil.

This trade dispute isn’t over oil.
try reading the article.

The title of the OP, “CAN/US Trade war brewing” is it not?

Yes over Aluminum.

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Read the cited article, this isn’t just about aluminum.

It’s about a potential trade war according to your own OP.

Close the border, cutting off all Canadian Exports to the US.

Trade war is over in 60 days or less as Canada’s economy collapses.

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so would the economies of over 20 states.

There isn’t a single fact to support that claim.

Nothing Canada has cannot be replaced via other sources.

Don’t start a war you have no hope of winning.

Canada cannot win a trade war with the US, it doesnt’ have the economic might of even our largest states.

Canada is the largest trading partner of over 30 states.

Irrelevant, nothing Canada produces cannot be sourced elsewhere.

You have zero leverage if we cut off all imports, your economy would collapse overnight.

Without Canadian aluminum American manufacturing industry would collapse unless you go be friends with Russia.

So you rather be import aluminum from Russia then Canada.
sounds like a good idea.

nothing Canada produces can’t be sold somewhere else.
China has been dreaming on a Western pipeline for 20 years.

We don’t need to be friends with Russia to import their aluminum and have been doing so at cheaper prices than from Canada since the 90’s.

You have no leverage, this is a war you cannot win.