Trump reimposes tariffs on raw Canadian aluminum, Canada promises retaliation - 2020-08-07

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F349.png Trump reimposes tariffs on raw Canadian aluminum, Canada promises retaliation August 7, 2020, Jeff Mason, Reuters

CLYDE, Ohio/OTTAWA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday moved to reimpose 10% tariffs on some Canadian aluminum products to protect U.S. industry from a "surge" in imports, angering Ottawa and some U.S. business groups.

Canada pledged retaliation as tensions heightened between the close allies just weeks after a new continental trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada came into effect.

During a speech at a Whirlpool Corp washing machine factory in Ohio to tout his "America First" trade agenda, Trump said he signed a proclamation reimposing the "Section 232" national security tariffs. The step was "absolutely necessary to defend our aluminum industry," he said.

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