Upton: Tariff Reversal a ‘Victory for Local Journalism’
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today reacted to the news that tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated ground wood paper had been reversed by a unanimous 5 to 0 vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
“These misguided tariffs were harmful to local journalism – the lifeblood of our communities,” said Upton. “They were already significantly raising costs for local newspapers, threatening jobs and the delivery of the news. We worked hard to remove them and must remain vigilant they don’t return. The reversal marks a victory for local journalism everywhere.”
Upton had previously joined a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission urging the reversal of the tariffs.
Upton was a co-sponsor of H.R. 6031, the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018.
Upton also met with members of the Michigan Press Association in St. Joseph to hear their concerns about the tariffs directly.