While Canada and some in the US media blame the trade row on President Trump who has promised to renegotiate unfair trade deals, Canada's ridiculous tariffs on American dairy products are at the center of the disagreement.
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On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Lopez Obrador by phone.
Canada continues to fight back against USA tariffs, but people on the US side of the border see a double standard when it comes to media coverage.
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They also worry the sparring between Washington and Beijing could fuel anti-American sentiment among Chinese consumers. Al Jazeera's McBride said that the looming trade war has not played well "to the general business sentiment".
The Trudeau Government announced that in direct, measured and proportional response to US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, reciprocal surtaxes on $16.6 billion of imports of steel, aluminum and other products from the United States will come into effect July 1, 2018.
The new Canadian tariffs, which took effect at 12.01am on Sunday, are hitting a long list of U.S. consumer goods, including ketchup and other Kraft Heinz products.
As both the US and Canada back away from NAFTA over the dairy tariffs, Trump has offered Canada a simple solution: free trade.
In recent months, Trump has frequently attacked Canadian trade barriers on agriculture - dairy products in particular - as unfairly hurting American farmers. The Trudeau government has described Canada's retaliation as dollar-for-dollar, reciprocal tariffs that target steel, aluminum as well as a long list of consumer goods.
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"Protective measures would undermine US growth, negatively impact job creation, and not improve the trade balance", European Union leaders wrote in the 11-page document, adding that auto tariffs would "damage further the reputation of the United States". The two discussed "mutually beneficial economic and trading relationship between the two countries", Trudeau's office said in a statement.
"The other source of profit might be that they're under less price pressure, less price competition from the American products and therefore they're able to raise their prices".
Trudeau has insisted the US president's complaints about Canada's trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump's demands to do away with the country's supply-management system, which is created to protect dairy, poultry and egg producers.
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But the US spends more on defense than all the others combined - 3.61 percent of GDP in 2016, or around $664 billion. The report comes one week before Trump is set to depart for the NATO Summit in Brussels.