Donald Trump says Russian Federation should be be allowed to rejoin G7

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Trump tweeted Friday. "Canada charges the USA a 270% tariff on Dairy Products!"

'This isn't just G7. I mean, we have India, where some of the tariffs are 100 per cent ...

"We have to have deals that are fair", Trump said.

"They do so much more business with us than we do with them. the numbers are so astronomically against them. we win that war a thousand times out of a thousand".

Other outstanding issues apparently remain, such as Chapter 19, which sets out dispute settlement panels for anti-dumping and countervailing duties that Canada and Mexico want kept in the deal but that the USA wants kept out.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she held talks at the summit with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer over Nafta, US tariffs on steel and aluminium and a Trump administration probe into the national security risks from auto imports.

Still, the United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks, signalling a modest step forward for the bitterly divided allies of the G7. "It was a hard time, rough, very frank".

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After a meeting with President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron said last night that he believes when it comes to trade there is a way to progress together.

Trump planned to leave the summit on Saturday before it discussed climate change and the health of oceans, underlining fractures in the G7 exacerbated by US trade tariffs.

Speaking on Saturday during a rare news conference, Trump said he pressed for the G-7 countries to eliminate all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies in their trading practices.

President Donald Trump arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.

After some last-minute lobbying efforts by the Canadian delegation, all G7 leaders are expected to sign on to a joint communiqué when the summit ends on Saturday, sources told CBC News.

"We underline the crucial role of a rules-based global trading system and continue to fight protectionism".

The president went into the meeting under intense pressure from foreign leaders after he slapped high tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, citing US national security needs.

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The spat has financial markets anxious about tit-for-tit escalation that could lead to a full-blown global trade war.

Speaking at a news conference on Saturday morning, Trump demanded that G-7 countries drastically reduce trade barriers for the US or risk losing access to the world's largest economy. Canada and Mexico, the other members of the 1994 pact, have been frustrated by the slow pace of talks to renegotiate NAFTA.

Trump showed no sign of backing down on Friday after earlier accusing both France and Canada of imposing massive tariffs on US goods, and then accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of "being so indignant".

The U.S. president is en route to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump described as a "mission of peace".

A senior UK Government source yesterday reminded Mr Trump of the reasons for Russia's absence from the G7.

Russian Federation was thrown out of the group in 2014 over the annexation of Crimea. A Canadian official said the leaders discussed accelerating the pace of the talks.

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