UPDATE: Canada responds to US tariffs

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada plans to levy tariff ``countermeasures'' of its own on up to $16.6 billion worth of imports of steel, aluminum and other products from the U.S.

Freeland says the dollar-for-dollar countermeasures, which apply to a long list of U.S. products from flat-rolled steel to playing cards and felt-tipped pens, will go into effect July 1.

Freeland is making the announcement alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following word from the White House that the U.S. will slap tariffs on Canadian, Mexican and European Union steel and aluminium as of midnight Thursday night.

She calls the U.S. measures illegal and counterproductive.

Trudeau, meanwhile, says it's impossible to seriously believe that Canada could ever be a national-security threat to an ally as close and important as the United States.

``That Canada could be considered a national-security threat to the United States is inconceivable,'' he said, adding that the people of the U.S. are not the target of the countermeasures, and that Canada would far prefer that its hand not be forced.

Canada, Mexico and Europe had been exempted from import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum when they were first imposed in March, but those exemptions will expire as scheduled on Friday.

``The government of Canada is confident that shared values, geography and common interests will ultimately overcome protectionism,'' Trudeau said.

``We will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests.''

Here is a list of products that the Government of Canada is considering placing tariffs on:

INDUSTRIAL IMPORTS
Iron and non-alloy steel in ingots or other primary forms (excluding iron of heading 72.03)
Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel
Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated
Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, cold-rolled (cold-reduced), not clad, plated or coated
Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated
Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated
Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated
Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or non-alloy steel
Bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
Other bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel
Wire of iron or non-alloy steel
Stainless steel in ingots or other primary forms; semi-finished products of stainless steel
Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more
Flat-rolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm
Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel
Other bars and rods of stainless steel; angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel
Wire of stainless steel
Other alloy steel in ingots or other primary forms; semi-finished products of other alloy steel
Flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more
Flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm
Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel
Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or non-alloy steel
Wire of other alloy steel.
U, I or H sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
L sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
T sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
Other angles, shapes and sections, of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded
Other angles, shapes and sections, of iron or non-alloy steel
Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular cross-sections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel
Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel
Sheet piling of iron or steel, whether or not drilled, punched or made from assembled elements
Railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel: Fish-plates and sole plates
Other railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel
Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Of stainless steel
Line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines: Other
Casing or tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas: Of stainless steel
Other casing or tubing, of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
Other tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of iron or non-alloy steel
Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
Other tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of stainless steel
Tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel: Cold-drawn or cold-rolled (cold-reduced)
Other tubes and pipes, of circular cross-section, of other alloy steel
Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
 
OTHER IMPORTS
Yogourt
Coffee, roasted: Not decaffeinated
Prepared meals: Of spent fowl; Specially defined mixtures
Other: Specially defined mixtures, other than in cans or glass jars; Spent fowl other than in cans or glass jars
Prepared meals, of bovine
Other prepared or preserved meat of bovine, other than in cans or glass jars
Maple sugar and maple syrup
Liquorice candy; Toffee
Other sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa.
Other chocolate, in blocks, slabs or bars: Filled
Other chocolate, in blocks, slabs or bars: Not filled
Pizza and quiche
Cucumbers and gherkins
Strawberry jam
Nut purées and nut pastes, berry purées, other fruit purées other than banana purée, other jams, jellies
Orange juice: Not frozen, of a Brix value not exceeding 20
Soya sauce
Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces
Prepared mustard
Mayonnaise, salad dressing, mixed condiments and mixed seasonings, other sauces
Soups and broths and preparations therefor
Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured
Whiskies
Manicure or pedicure preparations
Hair lacquers
Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations
Preparations for perfuming or deodorizing rooms, including odoriferous preparations used during religious rites, nes
Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap
Automatic dishwasher detergents
Other candles and tapers and the like not including those for birthdays, Christmas or other festive occasions
Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
Insecticides: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
Fungicides: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
Herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators: In packages of a gross weight not exceeding 1.36 kg each
Other sacks and bags (including cones) of polymers of ethylene
Other sacks and bags (including cones) of other plastics, nes
Tableware and kitchenware
Household articles and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics
Plywood, consisting solely of sheets of wood (other than bamboo), each ply not exceeding 6 mm thickness: Other, with both outer plies of coniferous wood
Other plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood
Other paper and paperboard, not containing fibres obtained by a mechanical or chemi-mechanical process or of which not more than 10% by weight of the total fibre content consists of such fibres: Weighing 40 g/m² or more but not more than 150 g/m², in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state
Other paper and paperboard coated, impregnated or covered with plastics (excluding adhesives)
Toilet paper
Handkerchiefs, cleansing or facial tissues and towels
Tablecloths and serviettes
Bobbins, spools caps and similar supports of a kind used for winding textile yarn, of paper pulp, paper or paperboard (whether or not perforated or hardened)
Other bobbins, spools caps and similar supports of paper pulp, paper or paperboard (whether or not perforated or hardened)
Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greetings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings.
Beer kegs, of iron or steel, of a capacity of 50 litres or more
Beer kegs, of iron or steel, of a capacity of less than 50 litres
Parts of iron or steel, of stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (including those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbeques, braziers, gas-rings, plate warmers and similar non-electric domestic appliances
Aluminum bars, rods and profiles
Aluminum wire
Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm
Aluminum foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm
Aluminum tubes and pipes
Aluminum tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves)
Aluminum structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge-sections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, balustrades, pillars and columns); aluminum plates, rods, profiles, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures
Aluminum reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 litres, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
Aluminum casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers (including rigid or collapsible tubular containers), for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 litres, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
Aluminum containers for compressed or liquefied gas
Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminum, not electrically insulated
Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminum; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminum; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminum
Other articles of aluminum
Combined refrigerator-freezers, fitted with separate external doors
Instantaneous or storage water heaters, non-electric: Other than instantaneous gas water heaters
Other dish washing machines, other than of the household type
Mowers for lawns, parks or sports-grounds: Powered, with the cutting device rotating in a horizontal plane
Household or laundry-type washing machines, each of a dry linen capacity not exceeding 10 kg: Fully-automatic machines
Household or laundry-type washing machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and numerical control apparatus, other than switching apparatus of heading 85.17
Inflatable boats
Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor
Motorboats, other than outboard motorboats
Outboard motorboats, other vessels for pleasure or sports, nes
Automatic regulating or controlling instruments and apparatus
Other seats, with wooden frames: Upholstered
Mattresses of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered
Mattresses of other materials
Sleeping bags
Other bedding and similar articles, nes
Playing cards
Ball point pens
Felt tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers