August 7, 2020

Canada to slap Can$3.6 bln counter-tariffs on US aluminum

Ottawa (AFP) – Ottawa will hit American aluminum products with Can$3.6 billion (US$2.7 billion) in counter-tariffs, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday, in response to “absurd” US levies announced on Canadian goods.US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was reimposing a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum, accusing Canada of flooding the US market with the metal.”In imposing these tariffs, the United States has taken the absurd decision to harm its own people,” Freeland told a news conference.The deputy prime minister said Ottawa would hold 30 days of consultations with …


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