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Trump Tariffs Lead To Aluminium Can Shortages For Canadian Microbreweries

Trump Tariffs Lead To Aluminium Can Shortages For Canadian Microbreweries

The war of tariffs kicked off by the Trump administration’s imposition of aluminium and steel duties earlier this year has put the squeeze on Canadian microbreweries, leading some to cut production for lack of aluminium beer cans. Coverage on Tuesday by Reuters...

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Canadian Government Mulling Aid Package for Aluminium Smelters

Within hours of the Trump administration’s decision to levy significant tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, lawmakers in Ottawa began brainstorming solutions for protecting the dominion’s smelters. According to sources who spoke to Reuters claiming familiarity with the matter, the subject was the first item of business for the Canadian cabinet yesterday morning. […]

Ottawa Prepared to Strike Back if Trump Aluminium Tariffs Enforced Against Canada: Foreign Minister Freeland

With the end of Canada’s temporary respite from the Trump administration’s blanket 10-percent tariffs on imported aluminium only hours away, officials in Ottawa are making it clear that the government will strike back should the administration choose to follow through with the promised levies. After emerging with a two-hour meeting with in Washington, D.C. with […]

No Guarantees on Extending Trump Aluminium Tariff Reprieves: Commerce Sec’y Ross

With the exception deadline looming, Trump administration officials say reprieves granted certain countries to the blanket 10-percent tariffs enacted earlier this month may not all be extended. In comments made to Bloomberg on Saturday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demurred when asked to specify precisely which countries would continue to enjoy their exceptions, saying that an […]