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Border Tax Would Hurt U.S. Energy, Steel and Autos, Trudeau Says

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Justin Trudeau, speaks during a roundtable discussion at the 2017 CERAWeek in Houston, on March 9, 2017.

Justin Trudeau, speaks during a roundtable discussion at the 2017 CERAWeek in Houston, on March 9, 2017.

Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is worried that one of the closest economic relationships in the world could crumble under a Republican tax proposal.

A levy on goods imported to the U.S. would damage business on both sides of the northern border and could impede the growth of energy, automobile and steel industries that benefit from bilateral cooperation, Trudeau said at a press conference in Houston.