WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., applauded the decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Wednesday that reversed the tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper imported from Canada, which increased the cost of newsprint used for newspapers.
The USITC, an independent federal agency that rules on antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, made the determination that the uncoated groundwood from Canada does not injure the U.S. industry.
“It is a relief that the U.S. International Trade Commission has ended these tariffs that were already hurting our newspapers in Wyoming and the communities they serve,” Enzi said. “Our local papers play a vital role in the state and shouldn’t have to struggle to survive because of these tariffs that were being pushed by one company.”