While Canadians are getting excited for July 1 to celebrate the long weekend, many are thinking about the looming trade war with our neighbours down south. Most of the talks have been directed towards steel and aluminium tariffs but Canada just finalized the full list of products that the tariffs are slapped on.
Initially, Justin Trudeau announced 128 Canadian imports that the U.S.A. would have to pay 10% to 25% more for. Now the final list has been announced just two days before being implemented with some slight adjustments.
The imports will be coming from America to Canada, meaning that they will have to pay more for these goods to be brought into our country. All of this was retaliation after Trump decided to put tariffs on steel and aluminium, which negatively affects many Canadian manufacturers.
Most of what will have tariffs put in place were announced on May 31 but four additions were added on the verge of implementing them. Freezers and refrigerators, cast-iron grills, plus now even pillows were put in after shareholders made cases for them.
Other items were removed from the list also, which included prepared mustard and kegs of beer stored in steel or iron.
Tariffed U.S. Products:
- Coffee, roasted- not decaf.
- Prepared meals
- Maple sugar and maple syrup.
- Pizza and quiche.
- Cucumbers and gherkins.
- Strawberry jam.
- Orange juice
- Soya sauce.
- Tomato ketchup.
- Salad Dressing
- Mixed condiments
- Mixed seasonings.
- Soups and broths
- Sweetened waters.
- Manicure or pedicure preparations.
- Hair lacquers.
- Pre-shave and shaving preparations.
- Preparations for perfuming or deodorizing rooms, including those used during religious rites.
- Organic skin cleaning liquid.
- Automatic dishwasher detergent.
- See the full list here.
Still, tariff's on American whiskey, maple syrup, ketchup, pizza and chocolate are officially in place as of this Sunday. That means if you're looking to get some of your favourite goodies before prices go up, this weekend may be your last chance.
You could also take this opportunity to find new Canadian favourite because, with recent threats from Donald Trump, it doesn't seem like this war will be over anytime soon.