Prices are rising, making imports from sources in Europe and more attractive.
Trade-offs include higher prices for consumers and manufacturers that rely on steel.
“We know that with protectionism everybody loses eventually, including the country that puts the policies in place…”
About 94% of thermal coal exported through BC comes from the US.
But situation could change in Quebec if prices fall during the end to the home construction season.
Clark seizes upon the tariff issue as pivotal to her jobs-focused re-election campaign.
Also fears of anti-dumping duty on softwood, renegotiating NAFTA and a border tax.
Waiting to see the details of various punitive measures before calculating the aid amount.
Construction firms complained the tariffs were hampering efforts to recover from last year’s wildfire.
Meetings with US officials positive; view appears to be Canada as a model trading partner.
Moving production to US would cut profitability, lose customers.
Could face tariffs of up to 35% if they set up plants in Mexico to access US market.
Likelihood of softwood lumber import duties will weigh on bottom lines.
His 35% tax could ignite a trade war, says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Moving Focus production from Michigan to a new plant in Mexico by 2018, no US jobs affected.