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Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs against U.S.

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By ROB GILLIES

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Yogurt and bourbon, what a joke.

Btw, loving the do Trump, it's basically a sunshade for that wimpy Canadian guy.

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A dollar-for-dollar tit for tat will only work if red-state based companies are targeted.

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@burningaka68 Yogurt and bourbon, what a joke.

Targeting Trump, the GOP, and their backers. Good on Trudeau.

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Get ready to pay more for maple syrup Canada! Canada imports about $20M in maple syrup, mostly from the USA.

It will hurt Vermont, that stronghold of Republicans - ok, perhaps not a stronghold, but we have top people working on it.

Wisconsin isn't exactly a GOP stronghold either.

The solution to all of this is to vastly reduce protectionism. Canada needs to reduce their current 270% tariff on milk products. 270%!!!

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When you insult a country's leader and slap tariffs on their exports based on a national security lie, expect blowback.

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When you insult a country's leader and slap tariffs on their exports based on a national security lie, expect blowback.

Good, let the fighting begin! Go Trump, hold that line!

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U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $673.9 billion in 2017. Exports were $341.2 billion; imports were $332.8 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with Canada was $8.4 billion in 2017.

https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas/canada

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Trump should hold the line. Make those red states sacrifice for us costal elites.

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@CrazyJoe.When you insult a country's leader and slap tariffs on their exports based on a national security lie, expect blowback.

Exactly, well said CrazyJoe. Bullies need to be responded too.

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Good, let the fighting begin!

With Canada?

Oh, you're serious.

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Loser mentality. ketchup, motor boats and lawn mowers?

Many of the U.S. products were chosen for their political rather than economic impact

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Trump imposes tariffs on America's closest ally when it enjoy a trade surplus, then I would call that crazy.

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Trump should hold the line. Make those red states sacrifice for us costal elites.

Doubt that will happen. Besides, the coastal States have other more depressing things to worry about. LOL

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You doubt that Trump will hold the line?

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@theFu, the province of Quebec produces more than enough maple syrup to satisfy domestic demand.

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@theFu, the province of Quebec produces more than enough maple syrup to satisfy domestic demand.

While that is true, they still import syrup from the USA so there is something less than perfect about the situation. Also, with all the protections around dairy, why does Canada still import so much from the USA? Because it is less expensive and meets quality standards.

I love fair trade. The USA subsidizes mainly farm products which doesn't make sense to me. The USGovt paid my mother not to farm some of their land. Good work if you can get it - money for nothing.

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"When you insult a country's leader and slap tariffs on their exports based on a national security lie, expect blowback."

When you impose 270% tariffs, expect a blowback.

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America and Canada have two very different ways of dealing with their dairy farmers. America gives them $50 billion of subsidies. Canada does not and instead operates a quota system to ensure a balanced supply and good price for the farmer. America wants Canada to play by its rules which would destroy the Canadian milk farmers. Why?

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Meanwhile, the deficit with Russia is ignored by spineless Trump.

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Well done uncke Trump, you are wrecking the western alliance! Good job

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US has trade wars with everybody else, but everybody else can still trade with each other without trade wars

Since everybody else is free to trade with each other, essentially the US is putting trade sanctions on itself

Think about it - what happens when a nation is put on a trade sanctions?

Answer: everyone else cannot trade freely with that nation, but everyone else is free to trade with each other

And what's happening here?

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