Wondering If Your Imports From The U.S. Will Attract Retaliatory Tariffs?

The U.S. has once again levied import tariffs on Canadian aluminum and certain aluminum products, prompting the Canadian Government to begin drafting a countermeasures list set to take effect on Sept 16/2020.

List of Products being reviewed for Countermeasures

  •  Bicycles and other cycles
  •  Bicycle wheels
  •  Golf clubs, complete
  •  Articles for sports and general physical exercise (e.g., bats, hockey sticks, playground equipment)
  •  Refrigerators, household type, compression type
  • Household washing machines, not including machines which both wash and dry, of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, fully-automatic
  •  Monopods, bipods, tripods of aluminum
  •  Embossed aluminum cans for use in the packaging of beverages
  •  Metal furniture of a kind used in offices
  •  Aluminum ores and concentrates
  •  Slag, ash and residues, containing mainly aluminum
  •  Aluminum tube or pipe fittings
  •  Aluminum doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
  •  Aluminum containers for compressed or liquefied gas
  •  Aluminum nails, tacks, staples (other than those of heading 83.05), screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter-pins, washers and similar articles

For those who would like to review the Customs Notice and specific Classifications, please review the following link.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/programs/consultations/2020/notice-intent-impose-countermeasures-action-against-united-states-response-tariffs-canadian-aluminum-products.html

As often happens, not all products fit perfectly into a description or classification, if you are unsure of whether your imports may be affected, contact us at Ramsay Customs & Logistics for review and clarification.