MP ALERT TO STEEL TARIFF WORRY
The trade war between Canada and the United States over President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum is still at the early stage. But MP Francis Drouin is already in touch with local industries and businesses.
“I’ve been dealing with them for the past six months on this issue,” said Drouin during a June 7 interview. “I have reached out to a few of the companies that could be affected. I think that the response of Canada so far has been a well-measured response.”
Le député Francis Drouin est déjà en contact avec les industries et les entreprises de sa circonscription, pour savoir comment les nouveaux tarifs pourraient les toucher.
President Trump imposed tariffs of 25 per cent and 10 per cent on foreign steel and aluminum exports to the U.S. The main targets for the tariff are China, Japan, South Korea, and the European Union. But Trump included Canadian steel and aluminum products under the tariff, claiming those imports present a “security risk” to the U.S. Political experts agree that the president’s action is more a response to Canada’s refusal to accept American demands for changes to NAFA which would favor the U.S.