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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Canada-U.S. relationship on their shared priorities and close ties as longtime allies still remain constrained despite repeated bilateral meetings between the two countries, media reports said.
Joe Biden holding conference with Justin Trudeau/ Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Despite joint commitments between Canada and the United States (U.S.) leaders and officials on tackling climate change, recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and securing the release of detained Canadians in China Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, U.S. 'Buy American' policy strains the relationship between the two countries.
Canada being one of the strong trading partners in the world with a vibrant commercial and trade relationship, there is a potential of going forward in building more resilient supply chains in making the trade relationship with U.S. even stronger.
The main hurdle Canada needs to resolve to tap into U.S. supply of COVID-19 vaccines is U.S. "Buy American" policy because of an executive order promoting the purchase, production and development of made-in-America goods, signed by Joe Biden, President of the U.S.
In addition, the former U.S. president Donald Trump's executive order ensuring vaccine manufacturers prioritize U.S. contracts before exporting doses elsewhere has not been reversed by Biden.