U.S. and Canada close border, trade not impacted
On Wednesday, March 18, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the United States and Canada have mutually agreed to close their shared border to all non-essential travel due to the COVID-19 infection. President Trump clarified on Twitter “trade will not be affected.”
Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closed Canada’s border to everyone except Canadian and US citizens. When asked why US citizens were still able to cross into Canada, PM Trudeau explains, “we recognize that the level of integration of our two economies and the coordination that we’ve had over the past puts the U.S. in a separate category from the rest of the world.”
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