Navigating Canada’s surtax countermeasures

On August 6, 2020, the United States announced it would be imposing a 10% tariff on imports of certain aluminum products from Canada, effective August 16, 2020.

In response to these measures, and in accordance with the May 2019 Joint Statement by Canada and the United States on Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum, Canada announced its intent to impose surtaxes against imports of aluminum and aluminum-containing products from the U.S., representing a proportionate amount of Canadian aluminum products affected by the U.S. tariffs.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about Canada’s countermeasures, products subject to the surtax, important dates, impact to Customs programs and processes, and more.

Canada countermeasures FAQ