Trudeau, Trump speak about steel tariffs at Paris event

Posted In: News Date:Nov 12th, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used some face time with U.S. President Donald Trump in Paris on the weekend to raise the issue of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs that still have not been lifted despite the successful conclusion of the NAFTA talks.

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a private dinner on Saturday night for the world leaders who travelled to France for commemorations for the Nov. 11 centenary of the First World War armistice. Trudeau's office had previously told reporters the pair had a "good interaction" that evening, but didn't elaborate.

"I absolutely brought it up," Trudeau said in response to a question from CBC News at a news conference on Monday morning. "The issue of steel and aluminum tariffs continues to be a concern to Canadians, like it is a concern to many American citizens and companies.

"As I've repeated to President Trump, I hope we're able to resolve in the time before we meet each other in the G20 in Argentina."