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How Trump’s 'Buy American, Hire American' impacts cross-border companies

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 8:48 AM | By Dan Ujczo and Suzanne Sukkar

The presidential executive order on “Buy American and Hire American” immediately impacts Canada-U.S. trade potentially more than any action or tweet issued by U.S. President Donald Trump during the first 100 days of his administration. Contrary to various media reports, the executive order is more than just an internal study of government procurement policies (“Buy American”), or limited to highly skilled foreign workers (“Hire American”).

The Buy American provisions potentially will impact any cross-border company involved in projects directly funded by U.S. taxpayers, or provides goods...