Canada To Announce More Retaliatory Tariffs Against The United States

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Canada could put tariffs on many agricultural products, such as apples and wine.

According to Reuters, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on Tuesday that Canada will announce more retaliatory tariffs against the United States.

In May 2018, Canada imposed tariffs on $12.5 billion worth of U.S. exports when Washington put tariffs on exports of Canadian steel and aluminum. The Canadian list initially included orange juice, maple syrup, whiskey, toilet paper, and many other products.

“We are certainly constantly looking at ways to refresh the retaliation list ... to have an even greater impact,” Freeland said.

On Monday, Canadian ambassador to Washington David MacNaughton said Canada could announce a list of new targets as soon as next week. The list would include many agricultural products, such as apples, pork, and wine.

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