May 23, 2019 | VIEW ONLINE

News from the North

Last week, the United States lifted the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs! As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement, “With this decision, Canadian and American businesses can get back to what they do best – working constructively together to the benefit of our economies, our people, and our communities.” So, what now? Learn more about our bilateral relationship and what you may have missed:

Embassy of Canada Turns 30

  • We are still celebrating our 30th anniversary on Pennsylvania Avenue by producing a virtual tour of the Embassy. In the first installment of our series, we talk about how we came to this location and our role in revitalizing Pennsylvania Avenue. In the second, we focus on the Embassy’s architecture. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more on our famed Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpture, and we will debunk some common myths.

Trade: Expanding Global Market Opportunities

  • Now that tariffs on steel and aluminum are behind us, thanks to dedicated advocacy from our Consulates General across the United States, it’s full steam ahead to implement USMCA. Brush up on the details with our fact sheet.
  • Canada’s International Trade Diversification Minister, Jim Carr, was in Washington, DC recently and spoke at the 49th Washington Conference on the Americas. He pointed to Canada’s recent trade agreements with Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and evidence Canada is open for business. He also talked with leading policymakers about ways to modernize our trading rules to benefit everyone.

Environment: Ensuring the Health of Shared Water

  • Did  you know the Great Lakes region accounts for nearly 30% of combined U.S. and Canadian activity? This is why Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Detroit Consul General Joe Comartin participated in the Great Lakes Economic Forum earlier this month. While the Forum focused on our integrated economies, protecting the Great Lakes and conserving our shared waterways is vital to preserving important industries.  
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