NewsAlert: Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian raw aluminum

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OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s reimposing tariffs on Canadian aluminum.

In a speech at a Whirlpool factory in the battleground state of Ohio, Trump is touting his record of defending American workers by fighting China, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement and putting tariffs on imports.

He says he’s forced Canada to stop taking advantage of the United States on dairy products.

A subset of American metals companies have complained that Canadian aluminum has recently been dumped on the U.S. market.

Canadian aluminum-makers have said they switched production during the COVID-19 pandemic as demand for higher-end products crashed, and the resulting aluminum has been sent to the United States primarily for storage.

… more coming

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  1. This is bad. This will increase the anti-American sentiment currently running high in this country. I suspect the border will be closed for a much longer period of time, not because of COVID, but because of anti-American public opinion.

    • America gives their industry $Billions in subsides, many big dairies get 70%+ of their income from these subsides, but yeah its Canada’s fault that they produce too much and have to dump it

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