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Well, now the ball is in the courts of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said Canada and Mexico could be exempted from new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the USA, subject to a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

In addition to stressing the necessity of a strong NAFTA for agriculture, I also highlighted the need to reduce other trade barriers such as Japan's tariff on USA beef.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier on Thursday there was a "level of confidence" that the country's close relationship with the United States would protect it from the USA tariffs.

"We're going to hold off the tariff on those two countries (Canada and Mexico) to see whether we can make the deal on NAFTA".

He said if three-way negotiations involving the U.S., Mexico and Canada don't work, "we are prepared to move on a bilateral basis". The president also suggested that Canada might get an exemption if it agrees to a "new and fair" NAFTA deal with the U.S.

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Farmers for Free Trade hosted a joint press conference Thursday with USA and Mexican farmers and producers, to highlight how the free flow of ag products between Mexico and the US supports jobs and economic growth in both countries.

White House officials even say the specifics of the plan remain fluid and it's unclear when they will be finalized. Other countries can apply for exemptions, according to the administration, although details of when they would be granted were thin.

Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, in turn, ruled out that Mexico will make Nafta concessions to avoid steel tariffs.

"Trade wars are never won". Annoy the president, which considering his renowned hypersensitivity is easy, and those tariffs are slapped on Canadian steel and aluminum shipped south of the border. Trading partners such as the European Union (EU) and China have already threatened retaliatory measures against iconic items such as Levi's jeans, (as well as Harley Davidson motorcycles, Bourbon whisky and peanut butter).

Like Canada, it pointed out that any negotiations over these tariffs are separate from the ongoing NAFTA talks.

"No, we're not backing down", Trump said.

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The formal tariff announcement could come as early as Thursday.

"There's many discussions on this going on in the United States right now".

Moody's Analytics Inc. forecast the tariffs would erode the competitiveness of a wide range of USA manufacturing companies including in the transportation, construction and heavy machinery sectors.

Business leaders, meanwhile, continued to sound the alarm about the potential economic fallout from tariffs, with the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce raising the specter of a global trade war.

Lighthizer's remarks seemed to be another attempt by the United States to pressure Canada and Mexico into a deal.

On Thursday, Trump - during a hastily arranged meeting that caught his staff and entire administration off guard - told reporters he will slap a "25 percent" tariff "for steel" imports and a "10 percent for aluminum".

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Mexico is the second-largest foreign market for USA goods.

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