Saturday, January 31, 2009

Canada Hopes for ‘Buy American’ Exceptions

(CTV News)

Canada’s International Trade Minister is optimistic that the U.S. may consider exempting Canadian products from the controversial “Buy American” provisions under consideration by President Barack Obama.

Stockwell Day talked to Canadian reporters in a conference call and told them general details of his meeting with U.S. trade representative Peter Allgeier at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“I’m cautiously optimistic that something can be worked out,” Day said Saturday.

“In no uncertain terms they’re telling us: ‘We hear you, we recognize you’ve got concerns with this, we’re doing some work. Keep talking to us and stay tuned.’” Read more here.