The GNCC is extremely disappointed to learn of the U.S. restoration of a 10% import tariff on Canadian aluminum. This policy was misguided and economically harmful to both Americans and Canadians when it was first floated in 2018. Now, in the middle of a once-in-a-generation economic and public health crisis, it is even more so.
The GNCC has always been a proponent of free trade, recognizing that all sides benefit from the free flow of goods and services. Previous U.S. tariffs and trade wars have only hurt Americans. Steel, aluminum, and softwood tariffs all increased prices for the American consumer. American manufacturing has reeled from the impact of the trade wars the U.S. has started with China, Mexico, and Canada.
The GNCC supports the actions of the Government of Canada to fight for free trade and to support Canadians and Canadian businesses. We hope that the U.S. government will see the folly of this decision and reverse it immediately.
The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Niagara and the second-largest Chamber of Commerce in Ontario, with 1,500 members representing 50,000 employees. More information on the GNCC is available at gncc.ca.
For more information and interviews, contact:
Mishka Balsom, President & CEO of GNCC
Mishka@gncc.ca or 905-684-2361