P&G Says Canada Denies Tariff Exemptions, Many Products Hit

www.oann.com | 6/27/2018 | Staff
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Many Procter & Gamble Co 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.

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“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. Exemptions occurred in some consumer packaged food categories, he added.

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“The Canadian government has deemed that these P&G products are non-essential and therefore does not need to grant exemptions on them,” said Burt Flickinger, managing director of consultancy Strategic Resource Group. All major consumer packaged goods companies with U.S. operations will have applied for similar exemptions, Flickinger added.

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