U.S. 'closed the door' on tariff talks — European Union trade official

Cecilia Malmstrom the European Union’s Trade Commissioner

Mexico has announced new tariffs on USA products in response to Donald Trump's decision to impose steep duties on imports of steel and aluminium.

In short, he argues for modification that recognizes the leverage that the United States has as the largest economy in the world, the largest importer and the third-largest exporter.

Meanwhile, negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are turning toxic as those countries weigh retaliation against Washington for the new steel and aluminium tariffs.

US equity markets are trading higher on Monday, much to the surprise of bearish traders who were betting on a global trade war to disrupt the rally and perhaps fuel a mild downdraft.

The Diplomat wrote, "with the start date looming for US tariffs on Chinese goods, the latest round of US-China trade discussions - possibly the last before tariffs take effect - ended without a breakthrough".

Canada, Mexico and the European Union had been enjoying a reprieve from the Trump administration's tariffs, but that ended Friday.

Numerous products targeted are produced by exporters in states that are politically important to United States President Donald Trump. As NPR's Brian Naylor reported, Trudeau also tweeted that Canada will take retaliatory measures effective July 1 on products ranging from steel to whiskey. Or, if it doesn't, Beijing has a whole new set of friends with whom to ally against the United States.

Pena Nieto had previously scrapped a visit in January previous year because of Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for the wall, which he wants as part of his efforts to curb immigration.

Canada has already granted some access to its dairy markets in its other big free trade deals with the European Union and the re-booted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 11-country Pacific Rim pact that does not include the U.S.

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The Trump administration claims that these tariff increases are justified under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which permits an exception to trade rules to protect national security and are recognized under World Trade Organization rules.

"We'll be supporting those folks who will be champions, not just passive supporters", James Davis, executive vice-president of Koch-backed Freedom Partners, said in an interview.

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Chile, Spain, France, German, Italy, Belgium and the United States can all sell pork legs to Mexico, he said.

Mexico announced its response to Trump's move last week with a focus on products from congressional districts that Trump's Republican party is fighting to retain in November.

More tellingly, the statement warned that promises made at previous talks would not be upheld if the Trump administration carried through on its threat of tariffs.

Trump's decision to penalize some of America's best friends is consistent with his approach of pressing allies and wooing foes, betting he can extract things from both to benefit the United States - and his resume. "Canada is as abused as the U.S.is and it's about time someone stood up for the Canadians also".

"We do not want a trade war, most rational people believe there are no winners", he said.

Trump has frequently called out allies for being unfair on trade, arguing that they have high tariffs that block out American goods and lead to trade imbalances.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the US tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel "unacceptable".

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