LA Times: Canadian newsprint tariffs start to take a toll on U.S. newspaper industry

MAY 10, 2018

Little noticed amid the trade war discussion, tariffs levied by the Trump administration on the Canadian paper used to make newsprint are starting to take a toll on U.S. newspapers and printers.

In the last few months, the Commerce Department has put in place two sets of duties on producers and exporters of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. The first, in January, ranged from 4.42% to 9.93% of the wholesale price after a preliminary determination that suppliers had received financial assistance from the Canadian government.

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