Trump engaged in a war of words with Trudeau and Macron on Thursday, accusing their countries of benefiting from one-sided trade arrangements with the U.S.
Those new tariffs are in response to the Trump administration's decision to apply import taxes to steel and aluminum.
"There are disagreements. He's sticking to his guns".
France has joined Germany in warning President Donald Trump that it won't sign a joint statement of the Group of 7 at the summit in Quebec this week without major concessions from the US, a French official in the president's office said.
The Prime Minister's Office says the two men also signed a joint statement on multilateralism that "reaffirmed the strong ties between Canada and France, as well as their commitment to shared values like liberty, democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law".
Mr Trudeau, the summit host, and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who will also attend, are among those to sharply criticise the U.S. tariffs as unjustified and punitive.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected "difficult discussions" at the summit. Canada vowed to hit the US with almost $17 billion worth of tariffs on various goods from the USA, such as toilet paper and maple syrup, and the European Union announced planned duties as well. Earlier, Trudeau said those tariffs were "insulting" to the special relationship between his country and the USA, appealing to Trump to remember how "interconnected" and "interdependent" they are. But U.S. shares rose on Wednesday.
It remains uncertain whether the G7 will even release a final communiqué, given the deep disputes that Mr. Trump has with the other leaders on trade, Iran and the environment. European allies have urged Trump to reconsider.
And the concerted resistance to Trump's tariffs is also undermining his favored approach of bilateral negotiations with countries to secure specific concessions in exchange for relief from the threatened levies. France would also oppose any wording that described the Iran pact as obsolete, the official added.
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