Canada’s Trudeau says US tariffs on steel would likely be ‘unacceptable’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday any U.S. tariffs on steel as well as aluminum imports would likely be “absolutely unacceptable” as well as said his government would likely continue to engage with U.S. officials on the issue.

Trudeau warned of which U.S. tariffs on steel as well as aluminum imports would likely cause significant disruption to markets on both sides of the border, yet expressed confidence his government could defend the industry.

“Any disruption to This specific integrated market would likely be significant as well as serious. yet of which is actually why we were impressing upon the American administration the unacceptable nature of these proposals of which are going to hurt them every bit as much as they are going to hurt us, as well as we are confident we’re going to continue to be able to defend Canadian industry,” Trudeau told reporters at a news conference in Barrie, Ontario.

Officials have not said whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan for tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports as well as 10 percent on aluminum products would likely include imports by Canada as well as Mexico.

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