Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs on Canadian aluminum products

Dear Valued Customer,

On August 6, 2020, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition of tariffs of 10 per cent on imports of certain aluminum products from Canada, which will take effect on 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 intends 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. 

We are providing the following information to keep you updated. We are also providing you the How-to on submitting comments, should you wish to do so.

 

Scope of Countermeasures

The products subject to countermeasures will be drawn from those listed in Table 1 below. Goods selected from Table 1 will be subject to a 10 per cent surtax.

These countermeasures will only apply to goods originating from the U.S., which shall be considered as those goods eligible to be marked as a good of the U.S. in accordance with the Determination of Country of Origin for the Purposes of Marking Goods (CUSMA Countries) Regulations.

These countermeasures will take effect by September 16, 2020 and will remain in place until the U.S. eliminates its tariffs against Canada. The countermeasures will not apply to U.S. goods that are in transit to Canada on the day on which these countermeasures come into force.

The list of products outlined at the tariff item level in Table 1 should be read in conjunction with the Schedule to Canada’s Customs Tariff.

 

Comments

Written comments should be provided no later than September 6, 2020. Submissions, at a minimum, should include the following information:

1. Canadian company/industry association name and contact person.

2. Relevant eight-digit tariff item(s) and description of the goods of particular interest.

3. Reasons for the expressed support for, or concern with, the proposed countermeasures, including detailed information substantiating any expected beneficial or adverse impact.

4. Please identify if information provided in the submissions is commercially sensitive.

 

Submission of comments

All comments and general inquiries should be sent to the following email address: fin.tariff-tarif.fin@canada.ca. Only submissions by email will be accepted. Please include the term “Aluminum countermeasures” in the subject line of your submission.

Tariff ItemDescription (Note: Descriptions are included for illustrative purposes and do not necessarily reflect Customs Tariff nomenclature)
2606.00.00Aluminum ores and concentrates
2620.40.00Slag, ash and residues, containing mainly aluminum
2818.20.00Aluminum oxide
2818.30.00Aluminum hydroxide
2826.12.00Fluorides of aluminum
2827.32.00Other chlorides of aluminum
2833.22.00Other sulphates of aluminum
3212.90.00Pigments used in manufactures of paints and dyes
3815.19.00Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, other
7601.10.00Unwrought aluminum, not alloyed
7601.20.00Unwrought aluminum, aluminum alloys
7602.00.00Aluminum waste and scrap
7603.10.00Aluminum powders of non-lamellar structure
7603.20.00Aluminum powders of lamellar structure; aluminum flakes
7604.10.00Aluminum bars, rods and profiles, not alloyed
7604.21.00Hollow profiles, of aluminum alloys
7604.29.00Aluminum bars, rods and profiles, of aluminum alloys, other
7605.11.00Aluminum wire, not alloyed, of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 7 mm
7605.19.00Aluminum wire, not alloyed, other
7605.21.00Aluminum wire, of aluminum alloys, of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 7 mm
7605.29.00Aluminum wire, of aluminum alloys, other
7606.11.00Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, rectangular (square), not alloyed
7606.12.00Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, rectangular (square), of aluminum alloys
7606.91.00Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, other, not alloyed
7606.92.00Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, other, of aluminum alloys
7607.11.00Aluminum foil, not backed, rolled but not further worked
7607.19.00Aluminum foil, not backed, other
7607.20.00Aluminum foil, backed
7608.10.00Aluminum tubes and pipes, not alloyed
7608.20.00Aluminum tubes and pipes, of aluminum alloys
7609.00.00Aluminum tube or pipe fittings
7610.10.00Aluminum doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
7610.90.10Aluminum structures and parts of structures; aluminum plates, rods, profiles, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, other than doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, for use in Canadian manufactures
7610.90.90Aluminum structures and parts of structures; aluminum plates, rods, profiles, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, other than doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, other
7611.00.00Aluminum reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 litres, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
7612.10.00Aluminum collapsible tubular containers
7612.90.10Aluminum aerosol containers, excluding three-piece cans without inserts having a base diameter of 50 mm or more but not exceeding 80 mm
7612.90.91Embossed aluminum cans for use in the packaging of beverages
7612.90.99Aluminum casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 litres, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment, other
7613.00.00Aluminum containers for compressed or liquefied gas
7614.10.00Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminum, not electrically insulated, with steel core
7614.90.00Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminum, not electrically insulated, other
7615.10.00Aluminum table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; aluminum pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
7615.20.00Aluminum sanitary ware and parts thereof
7616.10.00Aluminum nails, tacks, staples (other than those of heading 83.05), screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter-pins, washers and similar articles
7616.91.00Cloth, grill, netting and fencing, of aluminum wire
7616.99.10Articles of aluminum: Cups for use in the manufacture of candles; Ferrules for use in the manufacture of pencils; Fish egg incubators and parts thereof; For climbing or mountaineering; Identification bands for migratory birds; Pigeon countermark leg bands; To be employed in the manufacture of sera, antisera, toxoids, viruses, toxins or antitoxins, virus or bacterial vaccines, bacteriophage or bacterial lysates, allergenics, liver extracts, pituitary extracts, epinephrine or its solutions, insulin (with or without zinc, globin or protamine), and blood plasma or serum of human origin, or fractions thereof, or extenders or substitutes thereof
7616.99.90Other articles of aluminum, other
8418.21.00Refrigerators, household type, compression type
8418.29.00Refrigerators, household type, other
8450.11.10Household washing machines, not including machines which both wash and dry, of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, fully-automatic
8450.11.90Household or laundry-type washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry, of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, fully-automatic, other
8450.12.00Household or laundry-type washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry, of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, with built-in centrifugal dryer
8450.19.00Household or laundry-type washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry, of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, other
8450.20.00Household or laundry-type washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry, of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
8532.22.00Other fixed capacitators, aluminum electrolytic
8712.00.00Bicycles and other cycles
8714.91.10Frame lugs, bottom bracket shells, forks, fork tubing sets, fork bearing assemblies, hydraulic shock absorbing cylinders, spring shock absorbers, rear pivots, cable stops, cable guides and back, chain and seat stays
8714.91.90Other frames and forks, and parts thereof
8714.92.00Wheel rims and spokes of vehicles of headings 87.11 to 87.13, other than bicycle wheels
8714.99.10Bicycle wheels
8716.39.10Aluminum construction drop-centre livestock trailers having a g.v.w. of 11.778 tonnes or more and a length exceeding 12 m
9403.10.00Metal furniture of a kind used in offices
9403.20.00Other metal furniture
9406.90.90Prefabricated buildings, other than of wood
9506.31.00Golf clubs, complete
9506.99.00Articles for sports and general physical exercise (e.g., bats, hockey sticks, playground equipment)
9620.00.93Monopods, bipods, tripods of aluminum

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