It has been just over one year since the first announcement of the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the United States and Canada has been implementing its own safeguards for better or for worse.
Not about to be outdone by the Canadian countermeasures and surtaxes on steel, the United States has begun its own dispute against Canada at the WTO.
Canada is joined at the WTO by Japan, China, Thailand, the EU, Russia, India, Mexico and Norway in its dispute with the USA’s steel and aluminum tariffs.
Canada has announced provisional safeguard measures of 25% on 7 steel products: heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire, and wire rod commencing on October 25, 2018.
Safeguard inquiry to follow…