© Delphine Touitou, AFP | Flags line the entrance to the G7 at the hotel Fairmont in Whistler, British Columbia on June 1, 2018.

The United States was in an isolated position at the end of the G7 ministerial summit in Canada on Saturday, as finance ministers from the world’s top economies expressed their opposition to new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Finance ministers urged US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to speak to the White House about their “unanimous concern and disappointments” regarding the tariffs.

“On trade, over the course of the last couple of days there was an important difference of opinion,” Canadian finance minister Bill Morneau told reporters after hosting a meeting with his G7 counterparts in the mountain resort town of Whistler, British Columbia.

“The Americans have decided, in our mind, to take actions that’s not at all constructive, it’s actually…