New retaliatory tariffs by Canada on US products -including agricultural ones- may soon be on the way. Canadian ambassador to the US David MacNaughton told members of the North American Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ) that the proposed retaliatory tariffs are in response to the US placing tariffs on steel and aluminum for national security reasons.
“When the US imposed (steel and aluminum) tariffs, we said we could put in corresponding tariffs – dollar for dollar – in retaliation of unjustified and illegal tariffs,” says MacNaughton. “Our position is that the tariffs are unjustified and illegal and should go.”
According to agriculture.com¸ US agricultural products on which Canada may add tariffs include apples, pork and ethanol. During a 45-day consultation period, Canada would determine which would have the least impact on Canadian consumers and the most impact on the US