TORONTO (Reuters) – The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) said on Wednesday that tariffs should stay on two types of steel originating from many countries other than the United States, and those on five other steel products should be lifted.
FILE PHOTO: Pipes are seen at Bri-Steel Manufacturing, a manufacturer and distributer of large diameter seamless steel pipes, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada June 21, 2018. REUTERS/Candace Elliott
The Canadian government had argued the special tariffs, called safeguards, were needed to protect local steel mills from a surge in imports from producers shut out of the U.S. market by President Donald Trump’s metal tariffs.
Producers want the safeguards to remain in place for all the products, but the CITT recommended they be kept only for stainless steel