Canada Begins Tariffs On U.S. Goods, Targeting Ketchup, Pizza, Whisky

Canada begins tariffs on U.S. goods in response to the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imports.

Canada is imposing 25% tariffs on U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, the same as America’s tax on steel. Other products including ketchup, pizza, and dishwasher detergent will face a 10 percent tariff at the Canadian border, the same penalty the United States slapped on imported aluminum in May.

President Trump provoked Canada and other U.S. allies by announcing imported steel and aluminum a hazard to the country’s national security and he imposed tariffs.

Speaking in Leamington, Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Canadians for standing united against President Donald Trump’s sanctions. He urged Canadians to “make their choices accordingly” in considering whether to buy American products.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Canadians for supporting them to stand against President Donald Trump’s sanctions. Canada begins tariffs on U.S. goods as he encouraged Canadians to take decisions on whether to buy American products.

The new tariffs from Canada took effect at 12:01 a.m. Sunday and are hitting a number of U.S. consumer goods from ketchup to other Kraft Heinz products.

Trump has repeatedly criticized the trade policies of the United States’ northern neighbor referring to Canada’s tariffs on dairy products. In fact, the U.S. enjoyed a $2.8-billion overall trade excess with Canada last year.

Trump was also trying to force Canada and Mexico to agree to rewrite the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with an aim to move more auto production and investment to the United States. But that try didn’t work.