Trump Slaps 10 Percent Tariff on Canadian Aluminum



U.S. President Donald Trump has slapped a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum.


Trump made the announcements during a speech he made at a Whirlpool factory in Ohio.


Tariffs had been imposed previously based on "national security" concerns.


Canada is the largest source of United States imports of non-alloyed unwrought aluminum, accounting for nearly two-thirds of total imports of these articles from all countries in 2019 and approximately 75 percent of total imports in the first five months of 2020.


Trump said that the surge in imports of these articles from Canada coincides with a decrease in imports of these articles from other countries and threatens to harm domestic aluminum production and capacity utilization.


Trump said, "Canada was taking advantage of us, as usual."

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