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Fri May 3, 2019, 07:01 PM

'We would like to get to yes:' Lawmakers signal growing concern on Trump's Mexico-Canada trade deal

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is under growing pressure to remove tariffs on aluminum and steel as the White House pushes for approval of a massive new trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

A key Republican senator, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said this week there is no appetite in Congress to even debate the new trade agreement as long as the tariffs remain in place. Unless Trump removes them, the trade deal is dead, he wrote in a column for the Wall Street Journal.

Demands to lift the levies also are coming from abroad. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement must be approved by all three countries, but leaders in Mexico and Canada say they don’t see a path forward while the tariffs are in effect.

“I don’t see (the pact) advancing in any of the three countries with the steel and aluminum tariffs in place,” said Daniel Ujczo, an Ohio-based attorney who specializes in international trade. “I think that’s true in Washington, Ottawa and Mexico City.”

Read more: https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/03/trade-deal-donald-trumps-mexico-canada-pact-struggles-congress/3638660002/

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Fri May 3, 2019, 07:13 PM

1. That's strange

I thought Trump had waved his magic wand and solved all trade issues forever. He had a brand new trade agreement all ratified and enacted, and NAFTA was no more. Who is this Sen. Grassley fellow to tell the Emperor Trump that his beautiful tariffs can't remain in place?

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