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July 1, 2018

GAO Releases Report about USPS Capital Spending and Processes

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the U.S. Postal Service’s projected capital spending and processes for addressing uncertainties and risks. The GAO found that USPS faces unsustainable financial challenges. It was structured to be self-supporting but First-Class Mail volume continues to drop and it has seen operating losses for 11 straight years.

June 29, 2018

Canada Finalizes List of Countermeasures on U.S. Goods in Response to U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

On June 29, 2018, Canada’s Department of Finance released a finalized list of tariffs on goods of U.S. origin in response to the U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum products, set to take effect on July 1, 2018.

The Department of Finance lists the final tariffs in three tables covering steel products subjected to a 25% surtax, aluminum products subjected to a 10% surtax, and other goods such as various foods and agricultural products, whiskey, cosmetics and hygienic products, insecticides and fungicides, household products, stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, lawn mowers, washing machines, boats, and other products.

Canada’s finalized list of tariffs on goods of U.S.  origin

June 6, 2018

May 25, 2018

February 26, 2018