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Trudeau Considering New Retaliation to End U.S. Tariff Fight, Source Says

Posted April 01, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Katie Simpson – CBC News)

Canada is considering new ways to retaliate against the United States in hope of getting steel and aluminum tariffs lifted.

A senior source with direct knowledge of the situation says Canada is considering launching consultations on whether it should increase its retaliatory tariffs.

The source says Canada is “going to have to refresh our retaliation to focus their mind.”

Last June, the Trump administration introduced 25 per cent tariffs on imported steel and 10 per cent tariffs on imported aluminum.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland have both called the move illegal and unjust, and introduced $16.6-billion in retaliatory tariffs targeting everything from maple syrup in Maine to Bourbon in Kentucky. Click here to read more.