Ottawa reports progress in talks with U.S. over medical supplies as 3M strikes deal to send masks to Canada - 2020-04-06

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F182.png Ottawa reports progress in talks with U.S. over medical supplies as 3M strikes deal to send masks to Canada April 6, 2020, Catharine Tunney, CBC News

Canadian ministers and officials have been trying to reverse the United States' decision to invoke the Defense Production Act to force Minnesota-based 3M to prioritize orders from the U.S. government for N95 respirators at the expense of foreign orders, including some from Canada.

Earlier today, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had reached an agreement with the company and was now "very proud to be dealing with 3M."

A statement from the company said it has struck a deal to import 166.5 million respirators into the U.S. over the next three months, primarily from its manufacturing facility in China.

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