US slaps 10% levy on some Canadian aluminium




US President Donald Trump has reimposed a 10% tariff on some Canadian aluminium products, saying it was done to protect US industry.

Canada and the US reached a deal last year to lift tariffs on steel and aluminium imports that had been imposed on grounds of “national security”.

The US had imposed a 25% tax on steel and 10% on aluminium on Canada in 2018.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said he believes a new levy would have “no justification”.

Speaking in Ohio on Thursday, Mr Trump said the tariffs were necessary to defend the US aluminium industry because Canadian producers had broken their commitment to stop flooding the US market with a cheaper product.

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