Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extolled the virtues of Canada’s steel industry in a visit Tuesday to Hamilton, saying robust measures are in place to protect producers in the country.
Speaking in the city known as “Steeltown,” just days after U.S. President Donald Trump decided against import tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel, Trudeau said he’s been working on the file for the past two years.
Measures that have been put in place, he said, include tougher border controls to ensure proper monitoring of incoming products.
“We have a whole suite of tariffs and countervailing duties that are at our disposal to move forward and ensure that we are not accepting in unfairly-produced or sold steel into Canada,” Trudeau said.
“As I said to the congressional leadership, as I said to the president last week: We are always happy to better co-ordinate and to work together to do even more to ensure that we are protecting the North American steel industry.”