European Union sets July timeframe for U.S. tariff reprisals

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says Trump wants separate talks with Canada and Mexico

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow says Trump wants separate talks with Canada and Mexico

His stance will receive such a hostile reception from the other leaders that some observers have suggested renaming the G7 summit the G6+1 - and Macron said they should not hesitate to reach agreements without Trump.

Worldwide allies are being unusually direct with Trump and so are Republicans. It adds the president may refuse to sign any final agreements at the summit. "The old order is over".

"If he does succeed in this negotiation with North Korea, we also want him to remain credible on the nuclear situation with Iran", said Macron. "Right now the answer is no".

"I regard this as much like a family quarrel", Kudlow told a news conference in Washington, adding that he's confident the current tariff angst will soon blow over.

In April, Canada tried to address what Trump said were concerns about Chinese steel and aluminum being dumped into Canada and then being shipped into the United States.

"There are disagreements. He's sticking to his guns". "They're just not going to easily roll over when he punches them in the nose like that". "The lines are open, the negotiations are ongoing". The nuclear agreement included Germany and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, which includes France and Britain - all G7 members. Canada joined in 1976.

Abe is not the only world leader to have tried charming Trump and failed to come away with concessions from the USA leader.

Now that solidarity appears to be unraveling. To hear the president, poorly conceived trade deals and unfair practices by America's trading partners have widened America's trade deficit with the rest of the world - $566 billion past year - and contributed to a loss of millions of factory jobs.

"The prime minister expressed his disappointment with the decision by the US administration to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum", a readout from his office said.

Brian Kuehl, executive director for Farmers for Free Trade, said the new tariffs from the EU, Canada and Mexico could "take many American farm operations to the breaking point".

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They all plan to retaliate. Pleas by the other member countries for exemptions from the US steel and aluminium tariffs, which went into effect on June 1, have fallen on deaf ears.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron put Donald Trump on notice Thursday that they would not be intimidated at the upcoming G7 summit, as a trade war between Washington and its allies looms.

"With many competing priorities around the G7 table, funding girls' education in crises presents an opportunity for consensus", he said. Even as late as Thursday, some foreign officials - based on conversations they have been having - were still considering it a real possibility Trump could leave the summit early.

The President's focus over the past weeks has been his June 12 summit with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un in Singapore and not the G7 meetings held with top USA allies in a remote part of Quebec, people familiar with the preparations say. A breakthrough would be welcomed by the G7.

Other issues threaten to heighten tensions within the group.

Since coming to office in January 2017, Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal and the TPP Pacific free trade deal.

Despite the lobbying and pleas, Trump has pressed ahead with tariffs as well as pulling out of the Paris climate accord.

But Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said Trump plans to use the G7 to extol the virtues of tax cuts and red-tape rollbacks that the US administration says are responsible for fostering robust growth and low unemployment. Kudlow expressed optimism the members of the G7 can work out their differences.

A Canadian government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss diplomatic relations, said there have always been one-on-one talks as part of the NAFTA negotiations but noted that the trade pact is a three-country agreement and that any resolution would require all three countries to sign on together.

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