Rep. Stefanik supports decision to suspend U.S. tariffs on Canadian imports of aluminum
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says she supports a recent decision to suspend U.S. tariffs on Canadian imports of aluminum.
She says eliminating the tariffs will be good for the regional economy, which includes Alcoa’s aluminum smelter in Massena.“I support the USTR’s announcement and their intention to remove the tariffs they had imposed on Canadian aluminum,” Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said in a prepared statement.
“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 northern 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."