Steel and aluminum tariffs are gone, so now what?

Steel and aluminum tariffs are gone, so now what?

A deal was reached on Friday to end the metal tariff battle between Canada and the U.S. Steel and aluminum imports from Canada will no longer be taxed, but that doesn’t mean all the problems are over.  The new NAFTA still has to be ratified and the protectionist administration in the U.S. is still causing anxiety in […]

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Only two kinds of foreign steel imports, heavy plate and stainless steel wire, will continue to face trade remedies to protect Canada’s steel industry, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Friday. His decision on final safeguards follows the advice of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, which earlier this month found no justification to continue a surtax on five other […]

Trudeau focuses on steel, aluminum on Canada Day as retaliatory tariffs hit U.S.

Trudeau focuses on steel, aluminum on Canada Day as retaliatory tariffs hit U.S.

Apparently there’s no such thing as a ceasefire in a trade war, even on Canada Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made sure to weave in a mention of Canada’s steel and aluminum industries along with the usual Canada Day pleasantries during his annual statement to Canadians. Beyond marking our country’s 151th birthday, Sunday is the day that Canada’s $ 16.6 billion in […]