G7 commits to 'rules-based trading system' despite tensions with US

G7 commits to 'rules-based trading system' despite tensions with US

The G7 summit in Canada has ended in the escalation of a row over trade with US President Donald Trump withdrawing support for a communique, citing "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He went on to personally criticize Trudeau, whom he said "acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, 'US Tariffs were kind of insulting and he 'will not be pushed around'".

Trump appeared to have taken notice and pushed back: "Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the USA massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers", Trump said in a tweet.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by President Donald Trump prior to holding talks at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 13, 2017.

The Group of Seven nations that make up the G7 are Canada, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hosting the world's most powerful countries at the two-day summit in La Malbaie, in Quebec's Charlevoix region. "Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!" the U.S. president tweeted.

The outburst suggested that any deal had collapsed and his more or less explicit threat to impose sanctions on imports of cars will outrage his ostensible allies - in particular Germany and Canada who produce many for the large United States market.

Trump said that would be a bad idea.

"What we did this weekend was come together, roll up our sleeves and figure out a consensus language that we could all agree to", Trudeau said in the town of La Malbaie where leaders have been meeting since Friday morning.

On Friday, Trump said that Russian Federation should be part of the G7 summit.

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"No tariffs, no barriers, that's the way it should be and no subsidies".

During an evening stroll with his wife and another couple, Trudeau was asked a couple of times by a reporter for his reaction to Trump's tweets.

French President Emmanuel Macron said at a briefing following the summit that "the G7 meeting did not allow us to remove all the differences, but it allowed us, in conditions of the existing tension, to preserve unity on all issues where it was possible".

He told the G7 leaders during the summit that the USA wanted a quick end to trade practices that he said have led to an exodus of American companies and jobs to other countries.

Trump said they are based on legitimate national security concerns, and he said he stood firm against the concerns of his fellow G7 leaders during their talks.

The US leader left the summit earlier than planned on Saturday to fly to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which he described as a "mission of peace".

This year's G7 summit had been dubbed "G6-plus-1" by many, referring to USA isolation over issues including trade and the Iran nuclear deal.

Russia was ousted from the elite group in 2014 as punishment for President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and support for pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. "We had extremely productive discussions on the need to have fair and reciprocal, meaning the same".

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