The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Director of International Trade, Mark Agnew, issued a statement on the United States’ re-imposition of tariffs on Canadian aluminum exports. 

“Canadian aluminum forms a critical part of the US defence industrial base and consequently plays a vital role in our shared defence and security objectives.”

“At a time when our economies are struggling with the economic fallout of COVID-19, these tariffs will only exacerbate disruptions to North American supply chains.” 

“As focus now shifts to Canada’s response, we call on the Deputy Prime Minister to urgently undertake consultations with the business community on the government’s retaliatory response to ensure adverse consequences for Canadian businesses are minimized in this fragile economic context.”

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