There’s so much at stake for Canada as trade negotiators head into talks to rewrite NAFTA next week. Observers generally don’t expect Canada to get sideswiped, though the threat is certainly there in this uncertain climate. That’s because Canada has a fairly equal trade relationship with the U.S. And while there certainly have been disputes, from softwood lumber to wine, the relationship isn’t a fraught one. Not only that, the U.S. has come out ahead when you add services to goods trade.
The Canadian dollar is suffering somewhat, back down to as low as 78.5 cents (U.S.) today. But, if you're headed to the U.S. on vacation, take solace in the fact that it's still a far cry from the 73-cent level of the spring, albeit shy of the 80 cents we've seen recently.
Wine and olives may sound like the prelude to something sexy. But, alas, not in this case. They each mark a trade spat for the Trump administration, with wine also to be part of NAFTA negotiations. I’m not sure which comes first in a romantic dinner – wine, presumably – but let’s start with olives given that they’re what the Commerce Department and United States International Trade Commission most recently targeted.
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