Countermeasures in Response to Unjustified Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum Products

In response to the May 31, 2018 announcement of the U.S. Tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminium products from Canada at rates of 25% and 10% respectively, the Canadian Government is implementing its own countermeasures.

The countermeasures are in the form of surtaxes effective as of July 1, 2018 against $16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the U.S. tariffs.

The surtaxes are split into 3 tables:

  1. Table 1 details the affected steel products – 25% surtax;
  2. Table 2 details the affected aluminium products – 10% surtax; and
  3. Table 3 details the other affected products including but not limited to many types of food, herbicides, insecticides, kitchenware, home appliances, and stationary – 10% surtax.

The full tables can be found here:

John Reiterowski, DS Lawyers Canada, LLP

DS Customs & Trade team located in Paris, Brussels, Montreal, Toronto, Lima, Singapore, Vietnam, Beijing, Guangzhou, Dakar and Cotonou is at your disposal to provide you with additional information.


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