Canada may not face US punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum, pending a renegotiated NAFTA deal. But can the country really rely on that? DW asked the president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Perrin Beatty.
While the effects of Chinese New Year in early February played a part, the figures were a surprise for market analysts. They come amid a global slowdown and ongoing dispute with the US over trade tariffs.
The US has sent the German Economy Ministry a letter warning of the risks posed by using "untrusted vendors" in its 5G network. The letter comes amid tensions between Chinese telecom giant Huawei and the US.
With the clock ticking, the US and Canada have reached a new trilateral trade deal with Mexico. Called USMCA, the pact will create a revamped NAFTA with key sections focusing on auto imports and Canada's dairy market.
Canada is the latest country to retaliate against the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs. The Canadian tariffs were designed to cause political pain for Republican-controlled states and districts.
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