Washington, D.C., United States of America
October 11, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today with United States President Donald J. Trump to discuss the importance of collaboration, including on regional trade and international security.

The two leaders discussed the strong relationship between Canada and the United States and the importance of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement to ensure that the Agreement benefits all partners.

In 2016, bilateral Canada-United States trade was valued at nearly $882 billion, with more than $2.4 billion worth of goods and services crossing the Canada-United States border every day. Canada is the top market for most states and nearly nine million American jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada.

The leaders also discussed specific trade files concerning softwood lumber and the trade remedies actions relating to the Bombardier CSeries. They also recalled the recent attendance of the First Lady at the Invictus Games in Toronto, and the valour of the veterans who participated in that sporting event.