Canada is exploring retaliatory options after the Donald Trump administration announced tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber last month. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (true-doh) is exploring ways to push back against the United States, although what options Canada is considering remain unclear. A trade official from Canada called the move normal, according to Politico. The remarks came after Trudeau over the weekend said he is considering “carefully and seriously” a request from British Columbia Premier Christy Clark to ban U.S. shipments of thermal coal through Canadian West Coast ports. The U.S. softwood tariff was an indirect response to a change in dairy policy that impacted U.S. dairy exports to Canada.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.