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Canadians Say Will Avoid US Goods

Canadians Say Will Avoid US Goods
Canadians Say Will Avoid US Goods

Seventy percent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying US-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump, an Ipsos Poll showed on Friday. The poll also found a majority of Americans and Canadians are united in support of Trudeau and opposition to Trump in their countries’ stand-off over the renegotiation of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), reports Reuters.

Trump pulled out of a joint communique with six other countries last weekend during a Quebec G7 summit meeting. Despite the tensions, 85% of Canadians and 72% of Americans said they support being in NAFTA, and 44% of respondents in both countries said renegotiation of the deal would be a good thing for their country.

While the poll showed support for a boycott of US goods in Canada, pulling it off could be difficult in a country that reveres US popular culture and consumer goods over all others. Canada is the largest market for US goods.

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