Beer Institute disappointed about President Trump’s announcement to maintain tariffs on aluminum imports as part of U.S.-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal
Beer Institute disappointed about President Trump’s announcement to maintain tariffs on aluminum imports as part of U.S.-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal

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Beer Institute disappointed about President Trump’s announcement to maintain tariffs on aluminum imports as part of U.S.-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal

October 1, 2018

Statement from Jim McGreevy, Beer Institute President and CEO, that the United States will continue tariffs on aluminum following the announcement of a revised trade deal among the United States, Canada, and Mexico:

“It is disappointing that President Trump did not lift tariffs on aluminum as the United States, Canada, and Mexico announced a new trade agreement. Aluminum used to make beer cans has nothing to do with our nation’s national security, and continuing to impose these tariffs on some of the United States’ closest allies unnecessarily increases costs on our nation’s vibrant beer industry–which is a crown jewel for American manufacturing.

“As has been documented in press reports, these tariffs are hurting American companies while benefiting foreign-owned aluminum manufacturers. Tariffs are taxes. It is time for President Trump to end the tariff on aluminum so America’s more than 5,600 breweries can continue to innovate, support good-paying jobs, and make beer–our nation’s most popular alcohol beverage.”

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