Pence to meet with Trudeau in Ottawa on May 30

WASHINGTON, May 18: US Vice President Mike Pence said in a statement on Friday that he will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on May 30th to facilitate the process of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
“I’ll travel to Ottawa, Canada, on May 30th to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on advancing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as swiftly as possible,” Pence said via Twitter. “This is a win for all three nations.”
Earlier on Friday, President Donald Trump announced a deal to lift the US tariffs on steel and aluminum products on Mexico and Canada.
Trudeau said earlier on Friday that the tariffs had been the biggest obstacle to the full passage of the USMCA. He added that the decision to reverse the tariffs would allow the United States and Canada to work together on the ratification process of the USMCA.
In March 2018, Trump introduced 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports by invoking Section 232 of US trade law citing alleged national security concerns. Canada and Mexico fell under the new duties last June and subsequently retaliated against the United States by introducing retaliatory tariffs on US goods.