Trans-Pacific Partnership

India, Canada defend free trade at Davos forum as Trump imposes tariffs

India, Canada defend free trade at Davos forum as Trump imposes tariffs

Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy.

While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said new barriers to trade could pose a danger on a par with climate change and extremist attacks, his Canadian peer, Justin Trudeau, revealed that his country and the 10 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have revised their trade deal in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal.

"Forces of protectionism are raising their heads against globalization," Modi told a crowd of business and government leaders in the opening address...

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