Federal Government Reacts to U.S. Decision to Drop Aluminum Tariffs

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Federal Government Reacts to U.S. Decision to Drop Aluminum Tariffs

At a news conference in Ottawa, Chrystia Freeland, the deputy prime minister and minister of finance, and Mary Ng, the minister of small business, export promotion and international trade, respond to the announcement from the Office of the United States Trade Representative that American tariffs on Canadian aluminum will be withdrawn, retroactive to September 1. Tariffs could be reimposed if Canadian exports exceed a certain level. The statement came just hours before Canada was set to announce retaliatory measures in response to the United States’ imposition of a ten per cent tariff on imports of raw Canadian aluminum. The U.S. tariff, which was announced by President Donald Trump on August 6, came into effect on August 16. (September 15, 2020)