Buy American... Unless it's Canadian


mentalfloss
#1



White House: Keystone exempt from 'Buy American' requirements

The Keystone XL Pipeline will not be subject to President Donald Trump's executive order requiring infrastructure projects to be built with American steel, a White House spokeswoman said today.

Trump signed the order calling for the Commerce Department to develop a plan for U.S. steel to be used in “all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipelines” inside the U.S. projects “to the maximum extent possible.”

By the White House’s judgment, that description would not include Keystone XL, which developer TransCanada first proposed in 2008.

“The Keystone XL Pipeline is currently in the process of being constructed, so it does not count as a new, retrofitted, repaired or expanded pipeline,” the White House spokeswoman said.

That interpretation removes one potential hurdle for Keystone, and it clarifies shifting rhetoric from Trump on the order.

“We put you heavy into the pipeline business because we approved, as you know, the Keystone Pipeline, but they have to buy ... steel made in this country and pipelines made in this country,” Trump told U.S. Steel Chief Executive Mario Longhi at a Feb. 23 meeting.

However, in his address to Congress earlier this week, Trump spoke of the order in the same sentence as Keystone but carefully described it as directing "that new American pipelines be made with American steel."

Removing the steel condition could help persuade TransCanada to fully drop the $15 billion NAFTA complaint against the U.S., which it suspended earlier this week.

A TransCanada spokesman declined today to comment on the NAFTA lawsuit.

White House: Keystone exempt from 'Buy American' requirements - POLITICO (external - login to view)
 
Tecumsehsbones
#2
That IS buying American!

North American.
 
White_Unifier
#3
Trump might not be the brightest. We should offer full open borders in exchange for the US being free to impose tariffs on our non-renewable-resource exports to the US. This would help to push the Canadian dollar down and so help our manufacturing sector. This would help add value to our exports.

He'd probably lap it up.

Another option if push comes to shove would be for Canada to voluntarily impose an export tariff by weight on all exports to the US. This would have a similar effect of hurting our low-value exports and benefit our higher-value exports.

He'd probably lap that up too.

Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

That IS buying American!

North American.

Strictly speaking, America extends from Canada to Argentina.
 
Remington1
#4
$800 million from US manufacturers!! Welspun from Arkansas will supply 50% (332.800 tons); Evraz from Saskatchewan will supply 24% (156,266 tons); Ilva from Italy 16% (103,147 tons) and Welspun from India 10% (69,457 tons). Our steel manufacturers are getting screwed, but XL will benefit hugely if it can be built already!! OPEC is ripping off Canada and the US royally. This should have been built a long time ago. Might be a good time to buy Trans Canada shares (TRP).
 
tay
#5
GOP scraps Trump's 'Buy American' Legislation

forums.canadiancontent.net/us...ighlight=steel (external - login to view)
 
Ludlow
No Party Affiliation
#6
I like Japanese cars.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

That IS buying American!

North American.

When the rubber hits the road and "America is first" that sentiment won't be worth a nickel.

Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

I like Japanese cars.

You turn the key. They work. What a concept, eh?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#8
bi american...^

America first only doesn't count with globalists, who are also nazis and communists, and whose goal is to destroy america, so that the folks that kill their minions off when they finally get into power, get into power...

...and then kill off all their minions
lol
maybe I should have spelt that BYE american
 
petros
#9
Does anyone know how many years it's going to take to produce that much steel and pipe without those steel mills filling any other orders?
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
#10
I no longer want to spend one dime on American product if I can help it.
And when they put tariffs on Canadian goods we should put a tone hundred
percent oil tax on anything that crosses the boarder and electrical grid we
should announce we are pulling the plug.
 
petros
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Does anyone know how many years it's going to take to produce that much steel and pipe without those steel mills filling any other orders?

@ 300t an hour 24 hours a day 365 days a year it would take 2.7 years. That is just to make the steel. Doesnt include rolling the steel coilING, forming, prepping, inspecting and coating the pipe.

There is no way the US could do it alone.
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
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Quote:

Buy American... Unless it's Canadian

What a stupid title. KXL isn't a purely American product or project so why should it fall under his "Buy American" mantra? It's not like KXL isn't going to benefit the US or anything.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

bi american...^

America first only doesn't count with globalists, who are also nazis and communists, and whose goal is to destroy america, so that the folks that kill their minions off when they finally get into power, get into power...

...and then kill off all their minions
lol
maybe I should have spelt that BYE american

Perhaps you could explain how Nazis, who are rabid nationalists, are also globalists. Or is it just possible that you know nothing about political ideologies?
 

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