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Trudeau Dodged Steel Tariffs. Now He’s Trying to Save Nafta

  • Canadian PM ‘confident’ talks with U.S., Mexico will succeed
  • His team has cultivated allies in the White House and beyond
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Canada’s Justin Trudeau discusses Nafta, trade, and relations with President Trump and the U.S.(Bloomberg)
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Donald Trump is already taking up a lot of Justin Trudeau’s bandwidth. Steel tariffs sent it to another level.

The Canadian prime minister is on an impromptu tour of steel and aluminum country this week, a denim-clad, open-collared victory lap with workers after Canada and Mexico were excluded from new U.S. tariffs. The exemption came after frenzied lobbying by the Trudeau government, throughout Washington and as far away as Seoul and Berlin.