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The Economic Implications of U.S. Tariffs on Canada’s Economy

The Conference Board of Canada, July 17, 2018
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The Trump Administration has imposed tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum. Canada represents almost 17 per cent of U.S. steel imports, and provides the U.S. with about half of its annual aluminum needs. The ripple effects of these tariffs could cascade throughout the economy. In this 30-minute webinar, get The Conference Board of Canada’s first comprehensive analysis of the potential impact.

Webinar Highlights

During this webinar, Matthew Stewart outlines the impact based on several factors, including:

  • The implications for sectors affected by the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.
  • The potential effects of retaliatory tariffs on the prices of U.S. goods and services that Canadians buy.
  • The uncertainty factor, should additional tariffs be imposed or if business investment intentions are further impacted.

About Matthew

Photo of Matthew StewartMatthew Stewart is Director, National Forecast at The Conference Board of Canada, specializing in the Canadian and world economy. Matthew has a proven track record of producing and communicating leading-edge custom economic research and analysis for a variety of private and public sector audiences. Matthew oversees the National Forecast Publication, the Fiscal Snapshots and the Indices reports. Recent publications include an examination of the role of early childhood education (ECE) in reducing income inequality and boosting economic growth, an estimate of the demand and supply of physicians based on projections of disease incidence and risk factors, and a report on the economic impacts of reducing GHG emissions. Matthew is also involved in international development. Recently he conducted a training program to train Indonesian government officials on the factors that could affect trade with Canada. Matthew has a M.A. (Economics) from McMaster University and a B.A. (Honours Economics) from The University of Western Ontario.

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