Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted that U.S. producers were not injured by foreign newsprint imports, nullifying tariffs on Canadian paper imports:
“This is tremendous news and I applaud the ITC for this important decision,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Our district is home to a thriving local press corps that would be unfairly burdened by these costs, harming local journalism and the families across our district that rely on these important organizations. I was pleased to lead the effort in Congress to push back against these tariffs and will continue to support our local press corps.”
Congresswoman Stefanik and her colleagues wrote a letter in June to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging reconsideration of the tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (UGW). Congresswoman Stefanik is also a cosponsor of the PRINT Act.