Canada Rejects Surtaxes on Bicycles

TORONTO, Canada - The Canadian government said it has rejected a recommendation to impose additional surtaxes on bicycle and barbecue imports, a decision the Retail Council of Canada said it fully supports. The announcement was made Monday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and International Trade Minister David Emerson. "On behalf of all retailers across Canada who sell bicycles and barbecues this is a huge victory for their customers and their businesses," Diane Brisebois, president and CEO of the industry association, said in a release.

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