OTTAWA – Canada’s ambassador to the US says he’s listening to complaints from some Individuals in regards to the ache attributable to Ottawa’s retaliation in opposition to the Trump administration’s metal and aluminum tariffs.
David MacNaughton was referring to Canada’s imposition of $16.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs on American imports final 12 months after President Donald Trump used a bit of U.S. commerce regulation to impose tariffs of 25 per cent on Canadian metal and 10 per cent on aluminum.
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The Canadian “countermeasures” hit merchandise in U.S. states the place Trump prevailed to win the presidency in 2016.
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They focused a variety of products, together with ketchup from Pennsylvania, bourbon from Kentucky, orange juice from Florida, bathroom paper from Wisconsin and Ohio and panels for circuit breakers and fuses from Michigan.
Mexico was additionally hit with the American tariffs and MacNaughton says the “strategic retaliation” the 2 nations have responded with is inflicting anxiousness in some “vital” states.
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MacNaughton instructed the Canadian World Affairs Institute in Ottawa that the federal government is pushing exhausting to have the tariffs lifted.