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3M warns Trump order blocking mask exports could lead to retaliation

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (credit: David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Minnesota manufacturing giant 3M warned Friday that a Trump administration order reserving US-made N95 masks for the US market could backfire. Demand for these masks, also known as respirators, has surged in recent weeks because they help protect health care workers from contracting COVID-19.
"Ceasing all export of respirators produced in the United States would likely cause other countries to retaliate and do the same," a 3M statement warned. "If that were to occur, the net number of...
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Trudeau threatens retaliation after Trump keeps shipment of masks intended for Canadian doctors

Trudeau threatens retaliation after Trump keeps shipment of masks intended for Canadian doctors

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has warned Donald Trump that his decision to stop a US manufacturing company from sending respirators to Canada could prompt retaliatory measures.
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