US Drops Aluminum Tariffs, Preempts Canada's Ire

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 1:50 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would halt tariffs on Canadian aluminum products one month after reimposing the 10% levy, citing a predicted plateau in imports.

The U.S. Trade Representative's announcement came approximately two hours before Canada, the U.S.'s leading export partner, was expected to announce $3.6 billion in countermeasures, mostly targeting U.S. manufacturing products and metal exports.

According to data from USTR, monthly imports of Canadian aluminum are not expected to surpass 83,000 tons through the end of 2020, marking an easing of the import "surge" that President Donald Trump cited as a threat to national security in his...

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