Trudeau considering more action to keep foreign dumped steel out of Canada

Pauline Gross
March 14, 2018

In a letter submitted to President Trump, the Auto Care Association urged the administration to reconsider imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum due to unintended negative consequences it may have on the US economy and the auto care industry.

Mr. Trudeau said on CNBC Monday that Canada's exemption from the tariffs have nothing to do with NAFTA talks.

"We have a whole suite of tariffs and countervailing duties that are at our disposal to move forward and ensure that we are not accepting in unfairly-produced or sold steel into Canada", Trudeau said while at a steel plant.

Behind closed doors, Trudeau and industry representatives spoke about the issue of cheap steel entering Canada, but did not get into specifics, Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) President Joseph Galimberti said.

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Marie and Regina, was held after United States President Donald Trump threatened Canada and Mexico with tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trump previously explained that he will be flexible on certain countries based on relations in the area of defense, including the amount of money they contribute to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. He was to also visit three Canadian steel cities this week to reassure workers. "We know that the collaboration on NORAD, the collaboration on national security issues narrow and broadly is something that is really important to both of our countries". About 65 percent of the Hamilton port's tonnage is iron ore and coal used to make steel.

In the afternoon Trudeau will tour the ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant on Burlington Street, then host a news conference with reporters.

NAFTA is an agreement which came into force from January 1994 by Canada, Mexico and United States creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.

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