U.S. drops tariffs on Canadian aluminum: media

2020-09-16 02:26:38 GMT2020-09-16 10:26:38(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

OTTAWA. Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States has dropped its 10 percent tariffs on Canadian aluminum, CTV reported Tuesday afternoon.

The drop came after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his government would unveil retaliatory measures against the U.S. tariffs Tuesday afternoon.

In a statement Tuesday noon, Trudeau said, "we will be taking action to counter the unjust tariffs put on Canadian aluminum by the United States. As I've said many times we will always be there to defend Canadian workers, defend our aluminum sector."

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he would impose 10 percent tariffs on Canadian aluminum goods during a campaign speech in Ohio, citing national security concerns.

The Trudeau government responded quickly by saying that Canada "intends to swiftly impose dollar-for-dollar countermeasures."