Trump Administration Must Scrap 'Unwise' Tariffs On Canadian Aluminum Imports - Schumer


Trump Administration Must Scrap 'Unwise' Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum Imports - Schumer

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th April, 2019) The US Department of Commerce and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service need to speed up the review and approval of the Novelis Company's exclusion requests from aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Senator Chuck Schumer said.

"I'm urging the feds to negotiate a common sense deal with Canada that will scrap these unwise tariffs," Schumer said at the Novelis plant in New York State and in a statement on Tuesday.

Schumer said he had always supported using tariffs to crack down on predatory trade practices from countries like China that massively subsidized their aluminum products and hurt US workers.

However, "targeting allies like Canada with these same tariffs is wrongheaded and does damage to the same entities they are meant to protect - including Novelis's successful Oswego operation and their 1,100 employees," he said.

Tariffs on Canadian imports were forcing Novelis with its deeply integrated supply chain in North America to seek product exclusions to avoid paying a heavy price, Schumer said.

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