Canada hit back at steep US tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday, announcing retaliatory duties on up to Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion) in American imports.
Trudeau said he spoke with US President Donald Trump last week and offered to fly to Washington and sit down with him to hammer out the “final details of NAFTA because there were broad lines of a decent win-win-win deal on the table.”
Macron: US tariffs are illegal and a mistake
The French leader said he would talk to President Donald Trump on the subject later on Thursday.
“This decision is not only unlawful but it is a mistake in many respects,” Macron said, adding that the US was responding to global imbalances with economic and commercial nationalism.
“Economic nationalism leads to war,”Macron said.