Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against US

Chrystia Freeland

"Where Canadian steel products are subject to tariffs entering the United States, it is only fair that equivalent tariffs should be imposed on us steel products entering Canada", said CSPA President Joseph Galimberti.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the tariffs "absurd" and "unacceptable".

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaks during her visit to Stelco in Hamilton, Ontario, Friday, June 29, 2018.

Canada hit back at the United States on Friday with retaliatory tariffs on American summertime essentials such as Florida orange juice, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon in its opening salvo in a trade war with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister, said Friday that Ottawa will slap tariffs on $12.6 billion of US exports starting on Sunday. Some items will be subject to taxes of 10 or 25 percent.

Trump and Trudeau have clashed recently, with the president warning Canada will pay for it.

Canada's Liberal party government said last month it would retaliate after Trump moved against steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other nations, citing security grounds.

"The two leaders agreed to stay in close touch on a way forward", it said. "Working in partnership with industry and business associations, we will provide capacity support to assist Canadian companies tap into the new markets now uniquely open to them in Europe, Asia and around the world".

In announcing which us products would be slapped with either a 25 per cent or 10 per cent surtax, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland asserted that Canada "will not back down".

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Harley-Davidson, which Trump has cited in the past as a company hurt by US trade regulation, said the increased tariffs would cost it an extra $30 million to $45 million in 2018.

The federal support package includes similar measures to those offered by Ottawa past year in response US duties on softwood lumber products from Canada. For example, Canada imports just $3 million worth of yoghurt from the U.S. annually and most of it comes from one plant in Wisconsin, the home state of House Speaker Paul Ryan. The CSPA will continue to work with the Government on appropriate responses to this challenge, including safeguards where appropriate for a wide range of steel products.

"It is a reciprocal action".

"The tariffs introduced by the United States on Canadian steel and aluminum are protectionist and illegal under WTO and NAFTA rules, the very rules that the United States helped to write", Freeland said. "We will not escalate, and we will not back down", she said, summing up Canada's approach to the dispute with the U.S.

"It is absolutely imperative that common sense should prevail", she said. USA officials have linked the tariffs to slow progress in talks to modernise the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Mr Trump says is a disaster and must be changed.

In a separate filing, Toyota Motor Corp said imposing tariffs on the auto industry imports would "threaten U.S. manufacturing, jobs, exports, and economic prosperity". And at the end of the day, Ujczo added the Trump administration's overarching objective of the talks has been to stop Canada and Mexico from being the back door to North America for Chinese goods, like steel.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said earlier this month the tariffs were designed in part to stop cheap steel entering the United States via Canada and other countries. Indeed, Canada is recognized in U.S. law as part of the U.S. National Technology and Industrial Base related to National Defence.

"Any trade action is disruptive on both sides of the border", Freeland said.

"I think that prediction has been borne out and I think all of us anticipate there will be some moments of drama in the future".

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