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Fenestration Canada reacts to Canadian retaliatory tariffs


July 4, 2018
By Patrick Flannery

Fenestration Canada has released a statement criticizing the Canadian government for retaliatory tariffs imposed on U.S. imports of aluminum windw and door products. The federal government announced charges of 10 per cent on these products entering the country in response to U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum announced in May.


FenCan’s statement follows:

Fenestration Canada members are feeling the effects as Canada imposed counter tariffs in retaliation to US import tariffs on steel and aluminum products. These counter-tariffs include ” Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors” under the aluminum products group. This increases the price of US manufactured goods sold in Canada,appearing to giveCanadian manufactured goods a competitive advantage. Although this may seem favourable to Canadian fenestration manufacturers, many raw materials and components used in these windows, doors and related products are affected by theUS imposedsteel and aluminum tariffs. This increases the cost to manufacture Canadian fenestration products, puttingadditionalpressure on fabricators. In the end, consumers will feel the pressure of rising window and door pricesin both countries. Fenestration Canada will provide support to our members during these challenging times as the trade war escalates and evolves.

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