The PEI government is supporting the federal government’s response to new steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed by the United States.
Economic Development Minister Chris Palmer says the province will defend the interests of Island companies.
PEI companies exported over a $1-billion in goods and services for the first time to the U-S in 2017.
The province has been working closely with the federal government during the NAFTA negotiations to ensure our supply management is protected as are the interests of Island businesses.
Palmer is convinced Island businesses will continue on their success despite the new tariffs.
Island companies that do metal fabrication and manufacturing depend on suppliers from the U-S and those suppliers will have to pay more for raw product shipped from Canada because of the new tariffs.