He said that most of Canada's pulse crop exports will not be affected by the tariffs set forth by India.
The president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association says Canada may be off the hook for now from American steel and aluminum tariffs but it is still at risk from a glut of foreign steel.
The steel tariff threat was seen by many to be an attempt by the Trump administration to pressure Canada and Mexico to complete the NAFTA talks - giving in to other US demands or giving up some of their own -rather than risk the punishing steel and aluminum duties.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of flooding global markets with cheap steel Monday, saying Canada has already taken steps to prevent "dumping".
Joseph Galimberti says Canada has to work very quickly to identify possible attempts to circumvent the USA tariffs by sneaking steel in through Canada and must be prepared to act to stop this.
"I told the president that imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum does not help with regard to NAFTA", Trudeau said Monday.
Lawrence Valley and the Great Lakes, to the ports of the east and west coasts and urban centres across the country, Canada's steel and aluminum industries provide thousands of Canadians with good, middle class jobs and play an important role in our economy.
"We will continue working toward securing a definite and permanent exemption from those tariffs", Trudeau said.
He said he and Trump also "welcomed and encouraged the progress being made on negotiation of the renewed North American Free Trade Agreement" and discussed an opioid crisis affecting both nations.
Executives in the steel-processing sector describe the manner in which countries and importers get around tariffs as being akin to a sheet of paper. Canada has said that tariffs would hurt both the United States and Canada. He is scheduled to tour steel mills in Hamilton, Sault Ste.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is heading to Washington on Tuesday for two days of talks with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as well as key congressional leaders.
This form of processing allows it to be stamped "made in Canada" and could avoid the USA tariff, which is why the federal enforcement officials will need to identify the country of origin of the original steel, said one industry executive who asked that his name not be used because he is not authorized to speak to the media. Marie and Regina this week.
The prime minister was touring an aluminum smelter in Alma, Quebec.