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Canada collects $1-billion in retaliatory tariffs as trade dispute drags on

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Trade experts point to the $23-million paid out to Canadian companies in duty relief as a sign money isn’t flowing fast enough.

On a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said she warned U.S. representatives that keeping steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada could affect whether Canada chooses to ratify the new NAFTA. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada collected more than $1-billion in tariffs on U.S. imports in the first eight months after the government imposed countermeasures in response to American tariffs on steel and aluminum, but actual financial relief is slow to get to producers, say experts.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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