Trudeau tells premiers U.S. tariffs 'unacceptable' as Trump's G7 looms

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The order stipulates charges of 15 percent to 25 percent on US farm goods including pork, cheese, apples and potatoes, bourbon whiskey and cranberries.

Last week, Mexico said the retaliatory tariffs would apply to pork legs and shoulders from US suppliers, which account for about 90 percent of the country's $1.07 billion annual imports of the cuts.

The announcement comes as a senior Trump administration official said that the president wants to end the three-party talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, aiming instead to deal separately with Canada and Mexico to restructure the trade accord.

Victor Manuel Ochoa, chief executive of top Mexican pork producer Granjas Carroll, said he would support a temporary import deal for Brazilian pork legs if Mexico goes ahead with the tariffs on USA imports.

Heriberto Hernández, president of the Mexican Association of Pork Producers (OPORPA), said that he supports the government's decision and didn't expert Mexican pork prices to go up because "there are a lot of alternatives" to US suppliers.

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A list of goods that the tariffs will affect will be released by June 15. Canada also strongly condemned the measures and announced its own retaliatory tariffs.

"These unilateral tariffs, imposed under a false pretext of safeguarding USA national security, are inconsistent with the United States' worldwide trade obligations and WTO rules", Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday after her country filed its WTO complaint.

Mexico's list was created to hit at parts of the United States represented by high-profile Republicans, Mexican officials have said, including steel from Vice-President Mike Pence's home state of IN, motorboats from Sen.

Washington and Beijing have threatened tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth up to $150 billion each, as Trump has pushed Beijing to open its economy further and address the United States' large trade deficit with China.

"AFP-Kansas Foundation wishes David and his family well", Jeff Glendening, AFP Foundation Kansas state director, said in an e-mail to the Eagle.

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The Kochs, who have channeled billions of dollars into conservative causes, kept their distance from Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

Xi's government is open to entering into legal contracts to obtain about an additional $25 billion in goods from the US this year, according to the people.

The EU, Canada and Mexico had previously been exempt from the tariffs, which Trump originally announced in March. Only 11 per cent of plastics tossed out in Canada is now recycled, she said.

To justify the tariffs, Trump cited Section 232, a rarely invoked law that allows tariffs to be placed on a country for national security reasons.

The U.S. side has linked lifting its tariffs to a successful outcome of the NAFTA negotiations. Industry officials have told Reuters that Mexico could buy pork from Canada tax-free because of NAFTA or the European Union. "To really accomplish our goals of improving society, there are other things that we need to do".

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Separately, Mexico took steps on Tuesday to make it more attractive for other countries to send it pork by opening a tariff-free quota for some pork imports.

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