Auburn Reporter: Repeal the tariffs, keep the presses rolling

 

Much of the talk about tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of steel and aluminum, and retaliatory tariffs by other countries that could affect a range of U.S. exports and jobs.

But there’s one tariff that has received less attention and could have a damaging effect on what you’re reading right now, whether you’re holding a physical newspaper, a desktop computer mouse or a smartphone.

Since early January, the U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed anti-subsidy and anti-dumping tariffs on newsprint – the paper on which newspapers, directories and other publications are printed – supplied by mills in Canada, tariffs of up to 32 percent.

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