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Canada slaps whiskey tariffs on US cousins while Trump toys with quitting WTO

2018-06-30 09:51:13       source:The Sydney Morning Herald

June 30, 2018

White House officials have sought to ease concerns over a report that Donald Trump wants to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organisation, which would upend the global trading system.

The news comes as Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the US on Friday in a tit-for-tat response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government released the final list of item, which have a value of $US12.6 billion ($17 billion) – equal to the value of the US tariffs on Canada. They will begin today.

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