Wednesday, March 18, 2020

“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!”

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The U.S.-Canada border will close to nonessential traffic, President Trump tweeted on Wednesday, saying details on the move would be announced later but that it would not affect trade between the two countries. ⁣ ⁣"We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected," Trump wrote. ⁣ ⁣A Canadian source had earlier said the two nations were working on a deal to close the frontier to non-essential travel as part of the fight against a coronavirus outbreak. ⁣ ⁣Under the terms of the proposed deal, the flow of goods between the two nations, which share one of the world's largest bilateral trading relationships, would continue.

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