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The Canadian government confirmed Sunday that it has imposed tariffs on US exports worth 16.6 billion Canadian dollars ($12.5 billion).

Canada's retaliatory tariffs on USA goods take effect Sunday following the Trump administration's new tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.

The Canadian measures take aim at 16.6 billion dollars worth of goods, matching dollar for dollar the tariffs imposed by the US.

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) issued a statement denouncing the growing trade conflict between the US and Canada.

USA allies are upset with Trump after he imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum. He says Canada's economy is much smaller than the USA, and it relies heavily on trade with its southern neighbor.

Ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, strawberry jam, mixed condiments and other sauces are also subject to levies.

The tariffs are part of a tit for tat response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminium. The list of more than 250 USA goods subject to Canadian duties - including Florida juice, Wisconsin toilet paper and North Carolina gherkins, which are labor intensive to produce - aim to pressure Trump supporters key states in November's U.S. midterm elections.

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is "not happy" with the revised NAFTA deal that his administration has been hammering out with Canada and Mexico and that he doesn't want to sign any new agreement until after the midterm elections in November. The product will now be hit with a 10% duty.

Trudeau also expressed his condolences for the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, the Canadian statement said.

Ian Cross of Prince Edward Island said he does not believe Canada-U.S. relations are being damaged too deeply by the current trade spat.

Premier Sandy Silver and Mayor Wayne Potoroka were there as Larry Bagnell, Yukon's Member of Parliament, gave Trudeau a rousing introduction as "the first prime minister in decades who has been outside Ottawa on Canada day".

"We will not escalate, and we will not back down", said Chrystia Freeland, Canada's foreign minister.

"I'm glad that Justin Trudeau is standing up to him, because I feel like that's his modus operandi, he just tries to bully to get his way and we need to stand up for ourselves", she said. He says Canada has to stand up to what he calls Trump's bullying.

1 July 10-percent tax is imposed on more than 250 kinds of American goods.


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