U.S. To Reverse Aluminium Tariff

Sept. 18, 2020
One month after announcing the tariff on Canadian aluminium, the U.S. takes it back.

Sept. 18, 2020—Last month, President Trump announced a 10 percent tariff on certain types of Canadian aluminium. But, earlier this week, on the same day Canada planned to release its own retaliation, the U.S. has decided to back off. 

According to BBC, the reversal came after it was discovered that imports were likely to decline. But American officials have said that if the shipments do not decrease as expected, a tariff will be applied to the excess.   

"These measures were an error from the beginning," said Canadian Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland. "This is really a day when common sense has prevailed."