Midweek podcast: The House talks trade in Kentucky

This week, The House is in Kentucky to talk to key players about the Canada-U.S. relationship and how a Congressional race in the state could be a catalyst to flip the House of Representatives from Republican red to Democratic blue.
ATech Automotive builds training modules for vehicle manufacturers. The company is concerned about what tariffs and trade will mean for their industry with the imposition of the USMCA. (Elise von Scheel/CBC News)
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The talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement are over and the pact has emerged in a new form, rebranded as the USMCA.

Canadians were anxiously awaiting the details of the deal. What would happen to tariffs on steel and aluminum? Would President Donald Trump impose further duties on cars?

The state of Kentucky was asking similar questions. Over a quarter of their exports go to Canada, totalling close to $8 billion a year in goods and services.

With tariffs and trade uncertainty, businesses in Kentucky have stalled investments and are stuck in limbo until they feel the markets are settled enough to proceed normally.

This week, The House is in Kentucky to talk to key players about the Canada-U.S. relationship and how a Congressional race in the state could be a catalyst to flip the House of Representatives from Republican red to Democratic blue.

We ask Ambassador Kelly Craft about trade in her home state, talk to an auto sector company about tariffs and break down the North American relationship with a business expert.

This week, The House is in Kentucky to talk to key players about the Canada-U.S. relationship and how a Congressional race in the state could be a catalyst to flip the House of Representatives from Republican red to Democratic blue. 15:01