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Canada's steel town still nervous despite tariff reprieve

Reuters  |  HAMILTON, Ontario 

By Allison MartellHAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) - A temporary exemption from U.S. tariffs is little comfort to the Canadian steel city of Hamilton, coping with months of uncertainty as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened a potentially devastating 25 percent duty unless the North American Free Trade Agreement is renegotiated.Canadian negotiators are weighing the interests of the relatively small sector, responsible for about 22,000 direct Canadian jobs and C$9.0 billion ($7.0 billion) in U.S. exports, against those of bigger industries like auto manufacturing and politically influential ...

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 10:27 IST