Trudeau Trade Czar Sees Tough Slog Ahead on Biden EV Tax Credits

Dec. 3, 2021, 6:07 PM

Justin Trudeau’s trade chief signaled Canada is willing to step up its fight against the Biden administration’s proposed Buy American tax incentives for electric vehicles after meetings with lawmakers from both parties on Capitol Hill.

The Trudeau government is now girding for a drawn-out campaign to make its case that the tax credits, included in the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, violate the newly overhauled North American free-trade agreement, Trade Minister Mary Ng said Friday in a phone interview.

Mary Ng.
Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

“There is more work to be done. We’re not going to get to a solution overnight,” she said ...

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