Rep. Bucshon supports President Trump’s removal of aluminum tariffs

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT/AP) – Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) said he supports the removal of aluminum tariffs on Friday.

Rep. Bucshon is a co-chair of the Congressional Aluminum Caucus.

He said the tariffs have had unintended consequences for the domestic aluminum industry.

“I am thrilled with the Administration’s decision to remove the Section 232 aluminum tariffs, without quotas, from our responsible trading partners Canada and Mexico. We can take a targeted approach on China, the true culprit of unfair trade practices harming the industry. We must work with our allies to address Chinese overcapacity and protect American Jobs and the integrated aluminum supply chain,” said Rep. Bucshon.

The Aluminum Caucus said it has worked tirelessly in seeking the removal of the tariffs, without quotas, on Canada and Mexico.

President Donald Trump took steps Friday to lift import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum.

He also delayed auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe.

Canada and Mexico agreed to scrap retaliatory tariffs imposed on US goods as part of an agreement with the US.

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(This story was originally published on May 17, 2019)

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