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Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, spoke on the new trilateral trade deal that they reached with the  United States and Canada in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Trudeau with key quotes, via Reuters, found below.

  • Trudeau: New trilateral trade deal removes uncertainty for manufacturers and investors.
  • Trudeau: Some compromises that Canada had to make to get new trade deal were harder than others.
  • Trudeau says we are not yet at the finish line, deal needs to be ratified.
  • Freeland: Dairy farmers will be fully compensated for any losses they suffer as result of new trade deal.
  • Trudeau: Removing steel, aluminium tariffs remains a priority.
  • U.S. side has expressed willingness to discuss tariffs on steel and aluminum, glad to have gained significant protection for auto industry.
  • Freeland: “We have a bit of wind in our sails” and will continue to work on steel,aluminum tariffs issue which are separate track from trade talks.