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House lawmakers press Ross to exclude tinplate steel from Section 232 tariff

May 17, 2018 at 5:39 PM
A bipartisan group of House members last week urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to exclude four categories of steel used "exclusively for can manufacturing" from the Section 232 tariff on steel imports imposed in March. "An exclusion for tinplate will not undermine the goals of the Section 232 measures -- in fact, if tinplate is not excluded, the loss in demand resulting from the 25% tariff will also reduce demand for U.S.-made tinplate, injuring that segment of the domestic steel...

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