Canada slaps retaliatory tariffs on US aluminium goods

BBC

8th August, 2020 01:03:58 printer

Canada slaps retaliatory tariffs on US aluminium goods

 

Canada has announced a C$3.6bn ($2.7bn, £2.1bn) tariff on US aluminium products a day after US President Donald Trump imposed a 10% tariff on some Canadian aluminium products.

Canada and the US reached a deal last year to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium imports that had been imposed on grounds of "national security".

Trump reintroduced them on Thursday to protect the US industry, BBC reported.

Friday's retaliatory tariffs by Canada will go into effect on 16 September.

The countermeasure was announced after deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland previously promised a "dollar-for-dollar" fight.


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