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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    There was an official White House report like THREE DAYS AGO stating that The US had a trade surplus with Canada. And Trump personally signed it.

    White House publishes report on trade that contradicts Trump statements - Business - CBC News

    The ink wasn’t dry before he was tweeting about a trade deficit with Canada.

    It was funny he made this announcement on Twitter about the tarrifs and stocks fell. Then today he gives the punchline “I’ll exempt Canada and Mexico if they agree to my NAFTA terms” and markets rebounded. The entire world of 7 billion realizing at the same time - “oh... its that negotiating by bluffing to overturn the table thing from his book again”
    Well that is apparently indicative of services offsetting merchandise, right? Is that true? Apparently the stats held by both countries are about $23bn off from each other. Not that it matters, it doesn't.....imagine if you lived in PA and I sold you a car, you gave me money, I sent you the car, you used the car as a tool to go to work, get groceries, pick up your kids, etc. No problem, right?

    Now, all of a sudden, we put you in Ontario and suddenly there's a problem? This is 'bad' for the Canadian economy. Absolutely fucking absurd. Of course, the reverse is equally as true.....
    Last edited by publius3; 8th March 2018 at 10:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    There was an official White House report like THREE DAYS AGO stating that The US had a trade surplus with Canada. And Trump personally signed it.

    White House publishes report on trade that contradicts Trump statements | CBC News

    The ink wasn’t dry before he was tweeting about a trade deficit with Canada.

    It was funny he made this announcement on Twitter about the tarrifs and stocks fell. Then today he gives the punchline “I’ll exempt Canada and Mexico if they agree to my NAFTA terms” and markets rebounded. The entire world of 7 billion realizing at the same time - “oh... its that negotiating by bluffing to overturn the table thing from his book again”
    He exempted Canada Dr. Knuckles. So you should be happy. What is your beef now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    He exempted Canada Dr. Knuckles. So you should be happy. What is your beef now?
    Kobe.

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    I guess my beef is that we’re a G8 nation with elite level business, diplomatic and financial acumen; an enthusiastic and dilligent foreign ministry, contacts and lobbiests in every northern border state, an electorate willing to take a punch to win a fight, an army of lawyers with the WTO on speed dial, and fresh sexy free trade agreements with Europe, Japan, and Pacific South America - but our counterpart honestly believes that if he doesn’t know things they arent true, and he didn’t know that.

    So he keeps trying kindergarten level tricks like ‘oh look, got your nose’ and winking. Leaving us standing there going “I can see you winking. I’m right here. That’s not my nose, that’s your thumb. You’re not fooling anyone”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Considering most of Canada's exports go to the United States a trade war with us would not be in their interests. But if they want to decimate their economy over a steel tariff then that's their business.

    Unlike some other countries - I'm not going to presume to tell other nations what their trade policies should be. Because I find the arrogance of these countries who think they can dictate to us what we can or can't tariff to be pretty off-putting so I'm not about to replicate that.
    It's easy to win trade wars.

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    Step 1: Withdraw from the legally binding trade agreement that lets all your exports in here without tarrifs.

    Step 2: Levy tarriffs at will.

    If step 1 is skipped, an off putting lecture is going to result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Step 1: Withdraw from the legally binding trade agreement that lets all your exports in here without tarrifs.

    Step 2: Levy tarriffs at will.

    If step 1 is skipped, an off putting lecture is going to result.
    Well, in lieu of step 1, they invoked the NSE exception. That exception exists under WTO and NAFTA.
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