American steel tariffs are causing problems for Canada.
That’s from Saskatchewan’s trade Minister, Jeremy Harrison.
He said the 25 percent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration is seeing domestic steel production, particularly that at Evraz, put in a difficult competitive position.
“In addition to that, because of the fact the United States has put up this tariff walls from all imports into the country from all around the world, means that we’re having more steel imported into Canada at non-competitive rates which they call dumping.”
He said dumping is largely produced by state owned enterprises in Asia.
“China, Vietnam and South Korea are where the major issues are from. That puts huge pressure on domestic steel production and puts our producers in a very challenging position in terms of competitiveness.”
Harrison says they’ve been working with the federal government to address the matter and protect Saskatchewan jobs.