Canada lists all the U.S. goods targeted for tariffs
TORONTO – Canada is announcing billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released Friday the final list of items that Canada will target beginning July 1. Some items will be subject to taxes of 10 or 25 percent.
The list adds up to about $12.6 billion U.S. of goods — the equivalent of the value of Canadian items hit by U.S. tariffs. U.S. goods taxed include ketchup, whiskey, maple syrup, mattresses, toilet paper, lawn mowers and playing cards, in addition to a number of steel and aluminum items.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland said Friday they had no other choice and will not escalate the dispute, but also will not back down. She called the tariffs regrettable.
President Donald Trump infuriated U.S. allies — from Canada to Mexico and the European Union — by imposing tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
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