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Trump Reinstates Aluminum Tariffs on Canada

President Donald Trump announced on Aug. 6 that his administration will reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada. The tariffs are expected to reignite trade tensions between the two countries a month after Trump’s new NAFTA trade deal.

The U.S. will impose a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum imports starting on Aug. 16. The tariffs come after the U.S. failed to get Canada to impose quotes on its metal exports.

“Earlier today, I signed a proclamation that defends American industry by reimposing aluminum tariffs on Canada,” Trump said at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio. Also, the president accused Canada of “taking advantage of us as usual.”

Trump first applied tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union in 2018. Those countries responded with …

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