Catherine Cobden, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, said steel exports to the U.S. are down by as much as 40 per cent since March, “so there’s no way anyone could assess what’s happening as being a surge.”
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to question President Donald Trump’s imposition of more than US$4 billion in steel tariffs, turning away an appeal that challenged his use of national security as the legal justification for his trade agenda.
"Don't bask in the glory of this one," United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard told CBC's The House podcast last week, casting a skeptical eye on the agreement to end steel and aluminum tariffs. The deal points to where the Trump administration's protectionism may be headed next — and it's not really a return to a North American free trade zone for steel and aluminum products.
The President of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, Catherine Cobden, weighs in on the news that Canada and the United States are both removing matching 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum.