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Tariffs on American Steel Imports hit the Construction Industry

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On July 1, the Canadian government placed 20% tariffs on American steel imports and 10% tariffs on aluminum. OGCA is hearing from members who are experiencing price increases on steel that was not carried in the bid. OGCA has issued a member’s bulletin about managing the changes. We don’t yet know the full impact of the tariffs.

We are working with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to support the federal government’s efforts to negotiate a settlement and open the border.

Please provide us with information about the impact it has had on your projects. What has been the price impact? Have projects been cancelled because of price escalation? Have you been able to pass on the costs?

We will pass this on to the CCA to support a quick resolution.


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