P&G says ‘vast majority’ of products in Canada to be hit by tariffs

This month, Canada struck back at the Trump administration over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, imposing taxes on C$16.6 billion of U.S. packaged goods, steel and aluminum products.

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July 12, 2018

By Richa Naidu

CHICAGO (Reuters) ? Many Procter & Gamble Co <PG.N> products sold in Canada ? from Febreze candles to Gillette shaving foam ? will be affected by retaliatory tariffs on U.S.-made goods after Canadian authorities rejected a request for exemptions, a P&G spokesman said on Wednesday.

P&G said Bounty paper towels, Charmin toilet tissue and Puffs facial tissue ? made in a facility in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania ? would be taxed, as would Cascade automatic dish washing detergent, Febreze aerosols, Pantene hair sprays and Olay body wash and more.

?The vast majority of our Canadian products are imported from the U.S.,? P&G spokesman Damon Jones told Reuters.

Jones said P&G had unsuccessfully petitioned the International Trade Policy Division of Canada?s Department of Finance for exemptions on its products.

A spokesman for Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau ? whose department is responsible for granting such exemptions…

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