The United States announced the resumption of 10% tariff increase on some Canadian aluminum products

China News Agency, Washington, August 6, U.S. President trump signed a notice on August 6, announcing the resumption of 10% tariff increase on some aluminum products imported from Canada. < / P > < p > “as usual, Canada is taking advantage of us.” On the same day, trump visited a home appliance factory in Ohio and said that Canada has seriously hit the aluminum industry in the United States and damaged American employment opportunities, which is very unfair to American workers. < p > < p > < p > “the United States Mexico Canada agreement” officially entered into force on July 1 this year, replacing the 26 year old North American Free Trade Agreement. In May 2019, the trump government agreed to cancel the tariff on aluminum products for Canada, paving the way for the US Mexico Canada agreement. “A few months ago, my government agreed to eliminate these tariffs in exchange for a commitment from the Canadian government that its aluminum industry would not be exported in large quantities to the United States,” trump said. And they’re doing it and killing jobs in the U.S. aluminum industry. ” According to the US announcement, Canada is the largest source of non alloy UN forged aluminum from the United States, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the total U.S. imports of this product in 2019. In the first five months of 2020, Canada accounted for about 75% of the total U.S. imports of this product. < / P > < p > although the U.S. government believes that the surge in Canadian aluminum imports threatens US aluminum production and capacity utilization, some U.S. business groups do not support the White House’s decision. < p > < p > < p > the head of international affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce, Myron brilliant, said that the tariff increase would increase the cost of American manufacturers, which most American aluminum producers opposed and would lead to retaliation against US exporters. “We urge the government to reconsider this initiative.” According to US media, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau was originally invited to visit the United States with Mexican President Lopez on July 8 to celebrate the entry into force of the US Mexico Canada agreement. However, Trudeau declined the invitation of the three-party meeting because of the possible imposition of tariffs on Canadian aluminum products by the U.S. government and concerns about the epidemic situation.