G7 Summit ends in disarray over tariffs

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Added On June 11, 2018

US President Donald Trump has retracted his endorsement of the joint communique issued at the end of the G7 summit, accusing Canada of "dishonesty",adding that other countries were imposing "massive tariffs" on the U.S.
 
In the meantime,Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been described as "insulting" Trump's decision to invoke national security concerns to justify steel and aluminium tariffs.
 
Let's take a look.
 
SOUDBITE (ENGLISH)JUSTIN TRUDEAU,Canadian Prime Minister:
"I highlighted directly to the President that Canadians did not take it lightly, that the United States has moved forward with significant tariffs on our steel and aluminum industry. Particularly did not take lightly the fact that it is based on a national security reason that for Canadians who either themselves or whose parents or community members have stood shoulder to shoulder with American soldiers in far off lands in conflicts from the First World War onwards.That it's kind of insulting"
 
Trudeau has been accused of "insulting" President Trump's decision to invoke national security concerns to justify steel and aluminium tariffs.
 
SOUDBITE (ENGLISH) JUSTIN TRUDEAU,Canadian Prime Minister:
"It would be with regret but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1st, applying equivalent tariffs to the ones that the Americans have unjustly applied to us. I have made it very clear to the president that it is not something we relish doing but it is something that we absolutely will do because Canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around."
 
Trudeau added that he would like to work with trump on trade and tariff issues.
 
Tweeting en route to his next summit in Singapore, Trump said he had instructed US officials "not to endorse the communique as they look at tariffs on automobiles".
 
The U.S. President added that the move was based on Mr Trudeau's false statements at his news conference, saying that Canada is charging massive tariffs to US farmers, workers and companies.
 
He suggested Mr Trudeau was "very dishonest and weak".
 
The joint communique advocates a "rules-based trading system".
 
Meanwhile,the EU said it would stick to the joint communique despite Trump's decision.