USA 1 June imposed duties on steel imports (25%) and aluminium (10%) from Canada, Mexico and EU countries
Chrystia Freeland. Photo: facebook.com/freelandchrystia
Canada has a unified position against the American duties on aluminium and steel with European partners, Japan and Mexico. This was stated by the head of the canadian Ministry of foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland.
“The position of our European partners and Japan coincide with ours. We are in close coordination with the EU and Mexico on the list of responses. Japan and the EU met with us to discuss it. We have sent a complaint to the world trade organization,” said Freeland reporters.
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As you know, the U.S. Department of Commerce may 31, as expected, announced the introduction of duties on import of steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Fees – 25% for steel and 10% aluminum. Today, June 1, these rates have begun to act.