18 settembre 2020
The United States withdraws tariffs on Canadian aluminum products

In August, United States, announced the imposition of a 10% duty on all aluminum products imported from Canada. The measure had sparked the reaction of the Canadian government which had anticipated countermeasures and sanctions equal to 2,7 billion dollars if the United States did not in turn cancel the tariff.

However recently, the United States Trade Representative announced that the tariff will now be imposed, even retroactively for import shipments made from September 1, 2020, only if these imports exceed the established limits (83,000 tons in September and November, 70,000 tons in December).

These conditions will be reviewed by the US Trade Representative together with the Canadian government at the end of 2020, when the measures regarding the first quarter of 2021 will be established.