Canada welcomes suspension of petition by United Steelworkers


April 22, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, I spoke with Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers’ International President. I am pleased that the union has suspended its petition, under Section 201 of the U.S. Trade Act, calling for the United States to curb imports of aluminum.

“This is great news, and I applaud the union for taking this course of action. Canada is the main supplier of aluminum to the United States, and U.S. manufacturers depend on access to primary unwrought aluminum products from Canada for their operations.

“Canada and the United States enjoy the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world. We have well-developed supply chains that depend on the free flow of trade and the removal of barriers.”


Alex Lawrence
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Trade

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