Expert: Tariffs on Canadian aluminium


Published: 7Aug2020

The Canadian government will impose retaliatory measures valued at $3.6-billion on the United States in response to new American tariffs on Canadian aluminum announced by President Donald Trump this week. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the retaliatory tariffs will take effect in 30 days, after Ottawa consults Canadians on precisely which American products to target. (Globe and Mail)

Here is an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on this issue:

Armand de Mestral, Professor Emeritus, Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, Faculty of Law

“This is the second set of US tariffs on Canadian aluminium – no more justified than the first and certain to be challenged under Chapter 19 and probably the World Trade Organization.”

Armand Mestral has taught constitutional law, law of the sea, public international law, international trade law, international arbitration, law of the European Community, and public international air law. His current research interest is the law of international economic integration. He has served on WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement and arbitration tribunals. [at] (English, French)

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