Walorski Statement on Tariff Exemption Announcement

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Walorski Statement on Tariff Exemption Announcement

Administration Extends Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions for U.S. Trading Partners

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to extend exemptions from the steel and aluminum tariffs for the European Union, Canada, and Mexico:

“President Trump’s decision to extend tariff exemptions for our trading partners is good news for our local manufacturers and their workers. I will continue working with the administration to protect Hoosier jobs by ensuring the tariffs are narrowly targeted and provide American businesses the flexibility and long-term certainty they need to grow.”

BACKGROUND

Congresswoman Walorski has worked to minimize the harmful impact of the steel and aluminum tariffs that recently took effect. After Walorski led 15 of her Ways and Means colleagues in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging retroactive relief for companies that successfully petition for product exclusions from the tariffs, President Trump signed an order ensuring tariffs paid while a product exclusion request is pending will be returned if the exclusion is granted.

Walorski also recently pressed U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer on the administration’s response to threats of retaliatory tariffs that could harm American farmers, manufacturers, and other small businesses. She called on the administration to consider the impact retaliatory measures could have on small businesses and family farmers in Indiana.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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