Agricultural trade between the U.S. and Canada is $47 billion. 
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Dairy tirade from U.S. won’t finish supply management

In a curious way, the brinksmanship practised last week by U.S. President Donald Trump over the North American Free Trade Agreement should pay off for Canada. When we look at what happened when Trump took control over the softwood lumber file — last week, he enacted an average import duty of 20 percent — steering […] Read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged U.S. President Donald Trump not to withdraw from NAFTA in a call on Wednesday, saying such a move would be counter-productive, a Canadian source familiar with the matter said today. | File photo

Trudeau urges Trump not to pull out of NAFTA

OTTAWA (Reuters) —Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged U.S. President Donald Trump not to withdraw from NAFTA in a call on Wednesday, saying such a move would be counter-productive, a Canadian source familiar with the matter said today. Trudeau made the comments after Trump told him he was thinking about pulling out of the North American […] Read more

Canada US trade relations souring as American politicians threaten the stability that NAFTA brought to North American cross border industries. Dairy is a hot button issue, along with softwood lumber.  |  Michael Raine photo

White House readies order to quit NAFTA

UPDATE: President Donald Trump’s tweets later in the day appear to have altered the focus of the administration’s attitude toward NAFTA. Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada, Mexico, is ‘very possible’ WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with neighboring Canada and […] Read more


Thanks to the integrated North American market, the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian pork, beef and canola. Canada exported $3.1 billion in canola oil and meal to the U.S. last year. Canola exports to Mexico were $824 million last year. | File photo

Don’t fear NAFTA renegotiation talk: trade expert

Despite Donald Trump’s stand, Canadian official says level heads will prevail and no one will ‘blow the whole NAFTA up’

Leaders of Canadian companies and industry associations are holding their breath because U.S. president-elect Donald Trump may demolish the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has said over the last 18 months in nearly every speech that NAFTA has been a horrific agreement for U.S. businesses and American workers. He has vowed to rip up […] Read more

Thanks to the integrated North American market, the U.S. is the top destination for Canadian pork, beef and canola. Canada exported $3.1 billion in canola oil and meal to the U.S. last year. Canola exports to Mexico were $824 million last year. | File photo

Agriculture eyes NAFTA renegotiation talk

Leaders of Canadian companies and industry associations are holding their breath because U.S. president-elect Donald Trump may demolish the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has said over the last 18 months in nearly every speech that NAFTA has been a horrific agreement for U.S. businesses and American workers. He has vowed to rip up […] Read more