Canada Issues Notice of Intent to Impose Countermeasures Against US

After the United States inflicted punitive tariffs against steel and aluminum last week, Canada issued a notice of intent to impose surtaxes and similar countermeasures against US imports into Canada.

According to the notice published by Department of Finance Canada, the proposed countemeasures will apply to goods originating from the US and are expected to go into effect July 1, 2018.  They will remain in place until the US eliminates the additional tariffs against Canada.

The notice includes two tables listing the headings subject to the countermeasures and also indicates how to file written comments and concerns with the Department of Finance Canada.