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Ottawa, Aug 7 (Canadian-Media): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland have decided to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum imports, citing national security concerns, media reports said.
Aluminium.Image credit: Twitter handle of Face Aluminium
Trump said Aug 6 afternoon during a campaign speech at a factory in Ohio that the tariff which will affect non-alloyed unwrought aluminum articles, will take effect on Aug. 16.
Freeland, in a statement, said Canada "intends to swiftly impose dollar-for-dollar countermeasures" in response.
"Canadian aluminum does not undermine U.S. national security. Canadian aluminum strengthens U.S. national security and has done so for decades through unparalleled co-operation between our two countries," she said.
Trudeau said, "We will always stand up for our aluminum workers. We did so in 2018, and we will stand up for them again now."
The Trump administration suspended the 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada more than a year ago.