Countermeasures in Response to Unjustified Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum Products

Background

On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively. 

Taking into consideration feedback received from Canadians through over 1,000 submissions during public consultations, on July 1, 2018, Canada will impose countermeasures (surtaxes) against C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the U.S. tariffs.  

The list of products in Tables 1, 2 and 3 below were drawn from original lists released for public consultation on May 31, 2018.

Scope of countermeasures

Goods from Table 1 will be subject to a 25 per cent surtax. Goods from Tables 2 and 3 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 (NAFTA Countries) Regulations.

These countermeasures will take effect on July 1, 2018 and will remain in place until the U.S. eliminates trade-restrictive measures against Canadian steel and aluminum products.  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 in Tables 1, 2 and 3 should be read in conjunction with the Schedule to Canada's Customs Tariff.

Table 1 – Steel Products
Tariff Item Description
7206.10.00 Ingots
7206.90.00 Other primary forms
7207.11.00 Containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon: Of rectangular (including square) cross-section, the width measuring less than twice the thickness
7207.12.00 Containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon: Other, of rectangular (other than square) cross-section
7207.19.00 Containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon: Other
7207.20.00 Containing by weight 0.25% or more of carbon
7208.10.00 In coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, with patterns in relief
7208.25.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, pickled: Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
7208.26.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, pickled: Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
7208.27.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, pickled: Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
7208.36.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
7208.37.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
7208.38.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
7208.39.00 Other, in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
7208.40.00 Not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled, with patterns in relief
7208.51.00 Other, not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
7208.52.00 Other, not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
7208.53.00 Other, not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Other, of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
7208.54.00 Other, not in coils, not further worked than hot-rolled: Other, of a thickness of less than 3 mm
7208.90.00 Other flat-rolled products
7209.15.00 In coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness of 3 mm or more
7209.16.00 In coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
7209.17.00 In coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
7209.18.00 In coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
7209.25.00 Not in coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness of 3 mm or more
7209.26.00 Not in coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
7209.27.00 Not in coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
7209.28.00 Not in coils, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
7209.90.00 Other flat-rolled products, of a width of 600 mm or more, cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7210.11.00 Plated or coated with tin: Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more
7210.12.00 Plated or coated with tin: Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
7210.20.00 Plated or coated with lead, including terne-plate
7210.30.00 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
7210.41.00 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc: Corrugated
7210.49.00 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc: Other
7210.50.00 Plated or coated with chromium oxides or with chromium and chromium oxides
7210.61.00 Plated or coated with aluminum: Plated or coated with aluminium-zinc alloys
7210.69.00 Plated or coated with aluminum: Other
7210.70.00 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7210.90.00 Other flat-rolled products of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated, coated
7211.13.00 Not further worked than hot-rolled: Rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm and a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief
7211.14.00 Not further worked than hot-rolled: Other, of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
7211.19.00 Not further worked than hot-rolled: Other
7211.23.00 Not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon
7211.29.00 Not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced): Other
7211.90.00 Other flat-rolled products, of a width less than 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated
7212.10.00 Plated or coated with tin
7212.20.00 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
7212.30.00 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
7212.40.00 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7212.50.00 Otherwise plated or coated
7212.60.00 Clad
7213.10.00 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process
7213.20.00 Other, of free-cutting steel
7213.91.00 Other: Of circular cross-section measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
7213.99.00 Other: Other bars and rods
7214.10.00 Forged
7214.20.00 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process or twisted after rolling
7214.30.00 Other, of free-cutting steel
7214.91.00 Other: Of rectangular (other than square) cross-section
7214.99.00 Other: Other bars and rods
7215.10.00 Of free-cutting steel, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished
7215.50.00 Other, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished
7215.90.00 Other bars and rods
7216.10.00 U, I or H sections, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
7216.21.00 L or T sections, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm: L sections
7216.22.00 L or T sections, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm: T sections
7216.50.00 Other angles, shapes and sections, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded
7216.99.00 Other: Other angles, shapes and sections
7217.10.00 Not plated or coated, whether or not polished
7217.20.00 Plated or coated with zinc
7217.30.00 Plated or coated with other base metals
7217.90.00 Other wire
7218.10.00 Ingots and other primary forms
7218.91.00 Other: Of rectangular (other than square) cross-section
7218.99.00 Other: Other semi-finished products of stainless steel
7221.00.00 Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel.
7222.11.00 Bars and rods, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded: Of circular cross-section
7222.19.00 Bars and rods, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded: Other
7222.20.00 Bars and rods, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished
7222.30.00 Other bars and rods
7222.40.00 Angles, shapes and sections
7223.00.00 Wire of stainless steel.
7224.10.00 Ingots and other primary forms
7224.90.00 Other semi-finished products of other alloy steel
7225.30.00 Other, not further worked than hot-rolled, in coils
7225.40.00 Other, not further worked than hot-rolled, not in coils
7225.50.00 Other, not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7225.91.00 Other: Electrolytically plated or coated with zin
7225.92.00 Other: Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
7225.99.00 Other: Other flat-rolled products
7226.20.00 Of high speed steel
7226.91.00 Other: Not further worked than hot-rolled
7226.92.00 Other: Not further worked than cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7226.99.00 Other: Other flat-rolled products
7227.10.00 Of high speed steel
7227.20.00 Of silico-manganese steel
7227.90.00 Other bars and rods
7228.10.00 Bars and rods, of high speed steel
7228.20.00 Bars and rods, of silico-manganese steel
7228.30.00 Other bars and rods, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded
7228.40.00 Other bars and rods, not further worked than forged
7228.50.00 Other bars and rods, not further worked than cold-formed or cold-finished
7228.60.00 Other bars and rods
7228.70.00 Angles, shapes and sections
7228.80.00 Hollow drill bars and rods
7229.20.00 Of silico-manganese steel
7229.90.00 Other wire
7304.19.00 Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Other
7304.29.00 Casing, tubing and drill pipe, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas: Other
7304.31.00 Other, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7304.39.00 Other, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel: Other
7304.49.00 Other, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel: Other
7304.51.00 Other, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
7304.59.00 Other, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel: Other
7304.90.00 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles
7305.11.00 Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Longitudinally submerged arc welded
7305.12.00 Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Other, longitudinally welded
7305.19.00 Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Other
7305.20.00 Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
7305.31.00 Other, welded: Longitudinally welded
7305.39.00 Other, welded: Other
7305.90.00 Other tubes and pipes
7306.19.00 Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Other
7306.29.00 Casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas: Other
7306.30.00 Other, welded, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel
7306.40.00 Other, welded, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel
7306.50.00 Other, welded, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel
7306.61.00 Other, welded, of non-circular cross-section: Of square or rectangular cross-section
7306.69.00 Other, welded, of non-circular cross-section: Of other non-circular cross-section
7306.90.00 Other tubes and pipes and hollow profiles
Table 2 – Aluminum products
Tariff Item Description
7604.10.00 Of aluminum, not alloyed
7604.21.00 Of aluminum alloys: Hollow profiles
7604.29.00 Of aluminum alloys: Other
7606.12.00 Rectangular (including square): Of aluminum alloys
7610.10.00 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
7610.90.10 Other: For use in Canadian manufactures
7610.90.90 Other: Other parts
7611.00.00 Aluminum 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.
7612.10.00 Collapsible tubular containers
7612.90.10 Aerosol containers, excluding three-piece cans without inserts having a base diameter of 50 mm or more but not exceeding 80 mm
7612.90.91 Other: Embossed aluminum cans for use in the packaging of beverages
7612.90.99 Other: Other aluminum casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers
7613.00.00 Aluminum containers for compressed or liquefied gas
7615.10.00 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
7615.20.00 Sanitary ware and parts thereof
7616.10.00 Nails, tacks, staples (other than those of heading 83.05), screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter-pins, washers and similar articles
7616.91.00 Cloth, grill, netting and fencing, of aluminum wire
7616.99.10 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 therefor
7616.99.90 Other: Other articles of aluminum
Table 3 Other products
Tariff Item Description
0403.10.10 Yogourt: Within access commitment
0403.10.20 Yogourt: Over access commitment
0901.21.00 Coffee, roasted: Not decaffeinated
1602.32.11 Prepared meals: Of spent fowl; Specially defined mixtures
1602.32.92 Other: Specially defined mixtures, other than in cans or glass jars; Spent fowl other than in cans or glass jars
1602.50.10 Of bovine animals: Prepared meals
1602.50.99 Of bovine animals: Other
1702.20.00 Maple sugar and maple syrup
1704.90.20 Liquorice candy; Toffee
1704.90.90 Other sugar confectionary
1806.31.00 Other chocolate, in blocks, slabs or bars: Filled
1806.32.00 Other chocolate, in blocks, slabs or bars: Not filled
1905.90.51 Pizza and quiche
2001.10.00 Cucumbers and gherkins
2007.99.10 Strawberry jam
2009.12.00 Orange juice: Not frozen, of a Brix value not exceeding 20
2103.10.00 Soya sauce
2103.20.10 Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces: Tomato ketchup
2103.20.90 Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces: Other
2103.90.10 Mayonnaise and salad dressing
2103.90.20 Mixed condiments and mixed seasonings
2103.90.90 Other sauces
2104.10.00 Soups and broths and preparations therefor
2202.10.00 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured
2208.30.00 Whiskies
3304.30.00 Manicure or pedicure preparations
3305.30.00 Hair lacquers
3307.10.00 Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations
3307.49.00 Preparations for perfuming or deodorizing rooms, including odoriferous preparations used during religious rites: Other
3401.30.00 Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap
3402.20.10 Preparations put up for retail sale: Automatic dishwasher detergents
3406.00.90 Candles, tapers and the like: Other
3506.10.00 Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
3808.91.10 Insecticides: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
3808.92.10 Fungicides: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
3808.93.10 Herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
3923.21.90 Sacks and bags (including cones), of polymers of ethylene: Other
3923.29.90 Sacks and bags (including cones), of other plastics: Other
3924.10.00 Tableware and kitchenware
3924.90.00 Other household articles and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics
4412.39.00 Other plywood, consisting solely of sheets of wood (other than bamboo), each ply not exceeding 6 mm thickness: Other, with both outer plies of coniferous wood
4412.99.90 Other: Other plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood
4802.56.00 Other paper and paperboard, not containing fibres obtained by a mechanical or chemi-mechanical process or of which not more than 10% by weight of the total fibre content consists of such fibres: Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
4811.59.00 Paper and paperboard coated, impregnated or covered with plastics (excluding adhesives): Other
4818.10.00 Toilet paper
4818.20.00 Handkerchiefs, cleansing or facial tissues and towels
4818.30.00 Tablecloths and serviettes
4822.10.00 Of a kind used for winding textile yarn
4822.90.00 Other bobbins, spools, caps and similar supports
4909.00.00 Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greetings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings.
7321.90.10 Cast iron grilles, of a weight not exceeding 3 kg, not further worked than as cast, cut and ground, for use in the manufacture of finished grilles for non-industrial non-portable stoves or ranges, for gas fuel or for both gas or other fuels; For appliances, excluding cooking appliances and plate warmers; For cooking appliances and plate warmers for gas fuel or for both gas and other fuels, excluding non-portable stoves or ranges (including those specially designed for use on boats)
7321.90.21 For non-portable stoves or ranges (including those specially designed for use on boats), for gas fuel or for both gas or other fuels: Cooking chambers
7321.90.22 For non-portable stoves or ranges (including those specially designed for use on boats), for gas fuel or for both gas or other fuels: Top surface panels
7321.90.23 Or non-portable stoves or ranges (including those specially designed for use on boats), for gas fuel or for both gas or other fuels: Door assemblies, incorporating at least two of the following: inner panel, outer panel, window, insulation
7321.90.24 For non-portable stoves or ranges (including those specially designed for use on boats), for gas fuel or both gas or other fuels: Oven pilot burners, top burners of other than cast iron, oven burners and lighter cones, for use in the manufacture of ranges
7321.90.29 For non-portable stoves or ranges (including those specially designed for use on boats), for gas fuel or both gas or other fuels: Other
7321.90.90 Other parts
8418.10.10 Combined refrigerator-freezers, fitted with separate external doors: Absorption-type, combination gas and electric powered, designed for permanent installation in recreational vehicles and for use in the manufacture of such vehicles
8418.10.90 Combined refrigerator-freezers, fitted with separate external doors: Other
8419.19.00 Instantaneous or storage water heaters, non-electric: Other
8422.11.90 Dish washing machines, of the household type: Other
8433.11.00 Mowers for lawns, parks or sports-grounds: Powered, with the cutting device rotating in a horizontal plane
8450.11.10 Machines, each of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, fully-automatic machines: Household type, not including machines which both wash and dry
8450.11.90 Machines, each of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg, fully-automatic machines: Other
8450.20.00 Machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
8903.10.00 Inflatable boats
8903.91.00 Other: Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor
8903.92.00 Other: Motorboats, other than outboard motorboats
8903.99.90 Other: Other vessels for pleasure, outboard motorboats
9401.61.10 Other seats, with wooden frames, upholstered: For domestic purposes
9401.61.90 Other seats, with wooden frames, upholstered: Other
9404.21.00 Mattresses: Of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered
9404.29.00 Mattresses: Of other materials
9404.30.00 Sleeping bags
9404.90.10 Pillows, cushions and similar furnishings, of cotton; Quilts, eiderdowns, comforters and similar articles of textile material containing less than 85% by weight of silk or silk waste
9404.90.90 Other bedding and similar articles
9504.40.00 Playing cards
9608.10.00 Ball point pens
9608.20.00 Felt tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers