Expect disagreements over tariffs at G7 summit - Canada official

Theresa May slams Trump for imposing tariffs on allies

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that if the revised NAFTA deal gets signed, he shall drop the newly-imposed 25 percent tariffs on the aluminum and steel products.

The meeting between Macron and Trudeau will help the two leaders to agree on and create a common front against America, after US President Donald Trump, made a decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Europe and Japan.

The globalised economy they helped build had both winners and losers but, until Trump's election, the United States was seen as the system's uncontested leader and a major beneficiary.

The reading significantly undershot a Reuters poll of analysts, who had predicted a 0.8 per cent rise.

Trump engaged in a war of words with Trudeau and Macron on Thursday, accusing their countries of benefiting from one-sided trade arrangements with the U.S.

The visit will be Trump's first official visit to Canada as president.

In the past the USA has had low points with Europe.

Trump showed no sign of backing down on Thursday, first taking to Twitter to accuse both France and Canada of imposing massive tariffs on USA goods and then accusing Trudeau of "being so indignant".

In response to the Trump administration's 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminum, Trudeau intends to hit the USA with his own 25% steel tariff as well as a 10% tariff on consumer goods from the U.S.

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Trump is scheduled to join the president Monday in hosting a reception, closed to the press, for Gold Star families . In the weeks before, the first lady had organized a state dinner with France and saw her poll numbers rising.

Trump will descend Friday on the annual gathering, held this year at a Quebec resort, but will leave Saturday morning before the event is over, heading out to Singapore for his highly-anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After meetings with Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Macrons boarded a plane to Montreal to meet the new mayor, Valérie Plante.

Even Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron - who have both previously shown a willingness to swallow their differences with Trump - have voiced their willingness to cut the U.S. adrift if they can not reach some kind of consensus at the summit.

Mr Trump's failure to shake Ms Merkel's hand when he first hosted her in Washington last spring underlined the cooling in relations between the Western world's two most important leaders.

"So maybe the American president doesn't care about being isolated today but neither do we mind signing a six-country agreement if need be". The EU trade surplus with the U.S.is $151 Billion, and Canada keeps our farmers and others out.

White House officials said Trump in recent days had bristled at attending the summit, where he is set to be challenged face-to-face on his policy decisions.

"There are disagreements. He's sticking to his guns, and he's going to talk to them", said Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, at a briefing on Wednesday.

French leader Emmanuel Macron stressed however that the U.S. was no longer the sole economic superpower in the world and urged other industrialised countries to stick together.

So great is the rift between traditional allies that some observers have suggested renaming the G7 summit the G6+1 - and Macron said they should not hesitate to reach agreements without Trump.

Canada also announced retaliatory tariffs on $12.8 billion (£9.5 billion) worth of U.S. goods, including steel and aluminum products, mayonnaise, and sleeping bags.

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