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Canadian tariffs on U.S. products coming within days

Canada will retaliate within days against American aluminum tariffs, with plans to announce a series of counter-tariffs early next week.

Officials in Ottawa and at the Canadian embassy in Washington confirmed previously threatened counter-tariffs will proceed by Wednesday.

The government had said during the summer that unless the U.S. dropped its latest round of aluminum tariffs, Canada would impose $3.6 billion in countermeasures by then.

The Canadian ambassador to the U.S., Kirsten Hillman, said in an interview Friday that the move is imminent.

“Absent any change in [the U.S.] policy, they will take effect next week,” the ambassador said.

“And they will remain in effect until the U.S. eliminates its tariffs against Canada.”

Canada is responding to a 10 percent tariff announced by President Donald Trump in August, a move that struck just over half of Canada’s aluminum exports to the U.S…

This was excerpted from the 12 September 2020 edition of CBC News

Note:  The products subject to countermeasures will be be subject to a 10 percent surtax.  A list of those goods can be found in the original notice issued by Finance Canada.

Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian aluminum products

 

 

 

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