US President Donald Trump has threatened Canada with auto tariffs if Washington and Ottawa cannot reach a trade agreement.
In what appears to be about efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada, Trump tweeted Friday that a deal with Mexico City is “coming along nicely,” but expressed dissatisfaction with Canada.
Deal with Mexico is coming along nicely. Autoworkers and farmers must be taken care of or there will be no deal. New President of Mexico has been an absolute gentleman. Canada must wait. Their Tariffs and Trade Barriers are far too high. Will tax cars if we can’t make a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
On March 8, Trump said that he was moving to impose a 25-percent tariff on steel imports and a 10-percent tariff on aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU, angering US’ top allies.
The bilateral ties between the US and Canada plunged to…