US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the US would introduce a 10 percent tariff on aluminum from Canada.
“I have determined that it is necessary and appropriate to reintroduce the 10 percent tariff on imports of unalloyed raw aluminum articles from Canada,” said Trump in a proclamation published by the President on the White House website.
The President added that the reintroduction of the tariff, which will come into force on August 16, “is equivalent to the tariff applied to goods imported from most countries”.
Trump introduced tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from around the world in 2018, alluding to national security concerns. Then, in May 2019, it withdrew taxes on Canada, arguing that both countries had “found satisfactory alternative means to meet the threat of undermining national security” posed by Ottawa’s aluminum imports.