September 15,2020

Grassley Supports Decision to Resume Duty Free Treatment of Canadian Aluminum

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement regarding the announcement from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that the Trump administration will not re-impose tariffs on aluminum from Canada.


“I’m glad tariffs will not be re-imposed on Canadian aluminum. It’s ridiculous to think that aluminum imports from our Canadian friends present a national security concern. The problem isn’t Canada; it’s China, whose massive subsidies have distorted the international marketplace for aluminum. President Trump should continue to confront China for its unfair trade practices. The Administration should likewise work with Canada to focus on ending China’s trade abuses and manipulation of the aluminum market. I look forward to an eventual solution with Canada that presents certainty to the marketplace and our trading relationship.”