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Trade Minister Responds To Trump Administration's Probe Of Canadian Lobster Exports

Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng says she's keeping a close watch on a trade investigation into the Canadian lobster industry requested by the administration of President Trump.Ng, the federal Liberal cabinet minister, says her government will always defend Canadian industries.

Ng was responding to word the United States International Trade Commission is probing Canada's lobster exports.

The Canadian industry gained most of the Chinese market that the Americans lost after China slapped a 35% tariff on U.S. lobster exports, and also has made gains in Europe.