Posted on Monday June 3, 2019 at 9 a.m.
Cancelled steel tariff good news for Ivaco
Cancellation of the U.S. tariff on Canadian steel is good news for steelworkers at Ivaco Rolling Mill in L’Orignal.
“It did start off the long weekend pretty good,” said Richard Leblanc, local union spokesman for United Steelworkers Canada (USC).
Ivaco and the USC issued a joint news release expressing their relief at an agreement between Canada and the United States to cancel the 25 per cent tariff placed on Canadian steel a year ago by President Donald Trump.
“The removal of these tariffs is great news to our workers and community,” stated the news release.
The Friday before the May long weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he and President Trump had worked out an agreement for elimination “within 48 hours” of the tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum which the president had imposed in June 2018.