Groups Urge Administration to Lift Metals Tariff

A diverse group of more than 45 organizations is calling for an end to U.S. tariffs on Canadian and Mexican aluminum and steel imports so that America can take advantage of the USMCA.  Farm groups, including the National Pork Producers Council, took part in a letter sent to the Trump Administration urging the administration to lift the tariffs so Canada and Mexico will rescind their duties on U.S. goods.


The Trump administration on June 1st imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% duty on aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico.  Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products.


The groups want the metals dispute resolved soon so they can turn their undivided attention to generating congressional support for the USMCA.  Farmers and food companies have been particularly hard hit by the Canadian and Mexican retaliation.  Mexico’s 20% punitive tariff on U.S. pork, for example, has inflicted severe financial harm on America’s pork producers, according to NPPC.



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