Yeah, not really finding them. They’ve subsidized their timber (taxing their own people to sell timber at a loss). Beyond that, I cannot quickly find any. I tried. As I understand it, trade between Canada and the United States has been relatively tariff-free. If you can find some sort of list, share it with me. Until I hear otherwise, I’m going to accept the claim that few tariffs existed between our two countries.
Even the milk issue isn’t a straight-up thing,. Canada was responding to us the same way we’re responding to other countries, like China. Their argument for milk is tied to our “welfare rats” in the dairy industry, you know the subsidized agricultural industry that undercuts foreign traders. I borrow the term welfare rats to refer to farmers who are subsidized – the term used here on this site by some to refer to domestic farm victims of Trump’s trade war.
Which leads me to wonder, are soybean farmers now welfare rats since Donald Trump is now subsidizing them in response to the response to his trade war?
FYI, the United States imposes a 350-percent tariff on tobacco and 160 percent on shelled peanuts. It’s not like other nations charging us tariffs are really being “unfair.” We honestly sound like a bunch of hypocritical crybabies when we complain about tariffs.Although as an average across all goods, 2.8 percent, America was apparently one of the lowest import taxers in the world. Now we’re acting stupider, just like the rest of the world. Exciting!
The bottom line is we’re charging tariffs because Donald Trump thinks we’re losing an existing “trade war” because we have trade deficits. He doesn’t appear to differentiate international partners with whom we have surpluses. We still don’t have “deals” or “gains” from South Korea or Mexico or Europe. We’ve gone to the table with China already too, but the president is inflicting even more taxes on the American people as a result.
And the trade deficit with China is still growing!