Mar 8, 2018 - Economy

The world is waiting for Trump's trade war

Trudeau and Pena Nieto

Canadaian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Photo: Alfredo Estrella / AFP via Getty Images

With President Trump imminently planning to sign a tariffs proclamation, the Gary Cohn wing scores a win: Canada and Mexico will be exempt at the outset, and will remain so if a new NAFTA deal is reached, per the Wall Street Journal.

Trade wars are bad and easy to lose.
ā€” European Council President Donald Tusk at a press conference in Luxembourg, via AFP

The latest: A senior official told Axios' Jonathan Swan last evening that Trump's planned tariff announcement is now not happening today. As we reported Wednesday, Trump wanted to do it as soon as possible but White House lawyers are still working out the details.

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