Trump stresses desire for quick NAFTA deal in phone chat with Trudeau

"We are alert to that, we are working with partners in industry, with our American partners, to ensure that does not happen", Trudeau said of so-called transshipment.

He said he began talking about steel with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily previous year, when he was emphatic that Canada poses no national security threat to the U.S. Will that create a privileged access for us in the United States market?

The trip comes after Canada won an exemption from tariffs on the two metals that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump will levy on all countries except Canada and Mexico. He was to also visit three Canadian steel cities this week to reassure workers.

A heavy lobbying blitz by Canada after the tariffs were first announced March 1 helped convince the US administration to exempt Canadian steel when the final announcement was made last week.

Trudeau told another USA network that he sees them as separate issues: "We don't link together the tariffs and the negotiations with NAFTA", he told CNBC in an interview from a Quebec aluminum plant Monday. He also credited Trump for keeping a promise: he said the president told him at last year's G7 that Canada would get an exemption, and kept his word. "We know that the collaboration on NORAD, the collaboration on national security issues narrow and broadly is something that is really important to both of our countries".

"He always has with me", Trudeau said.

"(That would) ensure the vitality of United States and North American manufacturing industries and. protect the economic and national security of the United States". The Canadian aluminum industry?

Trump and Trudeau spoke by phone on Monday ahead of the interview. There is no better security partner in the world.

Other stops will include Hamilton, Sault Ste.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada already has measures in place to prevent foreign countries, mostly China, from dumping steel into Canada, but that he can and will do whatever else it takes to protect Canada's industry going forward. Marie, Ont., and Regina this week.

Trump created the tariffs with the claims that they were part of a security issue but Trudeau pointed out to the host that the USA military needs Canadian steel. Brazil, which is the second biggest supplier of steel to the United States after Canada, remains open for a dialogue to reach an understanding with the United States and is talking to other countries to learn about measures they are considering, he said.

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