In response to the recent accusations from some members of the Canadian Federal Parliament that China may dump steel to Canada, a spokesman for my embassy in Canada stated that China is a victim of trade protectionism, but some people in Canada are considered “bad guys” and attacked.
The spokesperson pointed out that according to statistics from Statistics Canada, in 2017, Canada imported 9.55 billion U.S. dollars from the world, of which steel imports from China were about 940 million U.S. dollars, accounting for only 9.8 percent of the total imports; while steel imports from the U.S. were 5.58 billion U.S. dollars. , accounting for 58.4%. Canadian statistics also show that China’s steel exports to Canada increased significantly in 2015 and 2016 and did not recover until 2017. The spokesperson said that according to Canadian media reports, Canada’s steel exports account for 17% of U.S. steel imports annually, ranking first. If 9.8% is dumping, what is 58.4% and 17%?
Recently, Canadian media reported that Canada will only completely eliminate the possibility of China dumping steel from Canada to the United States, and the United States will completely abolish the steel tax on Alcan Steel products. Some members of the Federal Parliament plus the federal parliament demanded that the government “take immediate measures” to prevent China from adding Canada as a “back door” to dump steel to the United States and to “strengthen China harder” and not allow Americans to feel “not help”.
In response, a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Canada said: “We understand that Canada wants to avoid the urgent feelings of the US trade sanctions crackdown, but it should not be so insulting that others even push others into the front to block fire for themselves.”
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Post time: Mar-19-2018