Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has released the below statement following today’s announcement from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that they will suspend tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports:   

“I support the USTR’s announcement and their intention to remove the tariffs they had imposed on Canadian aluminum,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I have been a strong advocate for the important economic and trading partnership that the United States and Canada share, and I am pleased that the USTR has swiftly reversed course following consultations with the Canadian government. Manufacturers throughout the North Country depend on closely-integrated supply chains across the norther border so the imposition of these tariffs would harm our global competitiveness. Today’s announcement is essential for the regional economy and is crucial to maintaining our cross-border partnership with Canada. I am proud to work along with local stakeholders to elevate this issue at the federal level, and will continue to be an outspoken advocate in Congress for the special partnership between our two nations