Canada’s Freeland says U.S. trade actions illegal under WTO rules


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said after talks with folks the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that U.S. trade actions against Canada are illegal under World Trade Organization rules.

Freeland said while Canada believes the U.S. make use of a national security rationale to impose tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum imports is absurd, it is actually confident commonsense will ultimately prevail.