ING 18980 04422Click image to enlarge

Canada could still avoid being subject to US proposed heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum.

During a daily media briefing on Wednesday, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that potential “national security” exceptions to the planned tariffs could be applied to Canada and Mexico.

“There are potential carve-outs for Canada and Mexico based on national security – and possibly other countries as well, based on that process,” Sanders said. “That would be a case-by-case and country-by-country basis.”

But White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said that even if Canada and Mexico are exempted when the tariff announcement is made on Thursday, the tariffs could be imposed on them at a later date.

President Trump is facing significant opposition over the tariffs in Washington, including from his own party’s ranks. Some 107 Congressional Republicans sent Trump a letter expressing their concerns over the plan.

Prime Minister Trudeau has taken a cautious approach, declaring that he intends to wait to see what Trump actually does before deciding how to respond.

Source: Canadian Press

Similar Articles

Near-record growth for MAG: US $1.6 B in 2011

In the ongoing good-news story about the manufacturing sector, MAG's global results indicate that the resurgence isn't just a North American one. MAG IAS (MAG Americas) and MAG Europe reports near-record growth in bookings and sales in 2011 and year-end bookings are expected to reach close to US $1.6 billion for the combined companies.

Big turnout for BC machine tool open house

In yet another sign that the manufacturing industry is in revival mode, 300 people attended an open house at Thomas Skinner's Vancouver, BC, branch, "the best turn-out in years," says Don Babineau, vice president of operations.

Bombardier forecast: 24,000 deliveries; $626 B revenue

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

Manufacturing in 2012 and beyond

There are some people that think manufacturing is somehow an archaic industry that must be replaced by better industries in growing sectors such as information technology or resources.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn