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Canada to Impose Countermeasures Against the U.S. Following Duties on Steel and Aluminum

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speak at a press conference.May 31, 2018 (Image courtesy of Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press)

On May 31, 2018, the United States announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada (at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively).

In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the U.S. measures.  The Government is also considering whether additional measures may be required.

The products subject to countermeasures will be drawn from those listed in Tables 1 and 2 on this website. Goods selected from Table 1 will be subject to a 25 per cent surtax or similar trade-restrictive measures. Goods selected from Table 2 will be subject to a 10 per cent surtax or similar trade-restrictive measures.

You can view the full list of products here.

Source: Department of Finance Canada

 


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