June 27, 2018 – A special meeting of the House of Commons committee on international trade was held Tuesday, during which discussion took place about Canada’s array of retaliatory tariffs, slated to take effect Sunday over the Canada Day weekend.

Representatives from industry urged Ottawa to take steps to protect and support affected companies and workers. The United Steelworkers union, for example, expressed its support of the government of Canada’s announced intention to impose tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum and other products. But alarming testimony at the meeting also suggested that, without government assistance, previously healthy businesses will go under within weeks, said a National Post report.

Transborder cargo could be reduced in both directions. Canaan Transport advises our customers that shipments may carry higher tariffs and duty payments.