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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Representatives Kuster, Welch, Pappas, and Pingree Applaud Decision to Lift Canadian Aluminum Tariff

Sep 16, 2020
Press Release
**Reversal follows letters from the Members and Governors Scott, Sununu, and Mills asking President Trump to reverse 10% tariff on aluminum**

Washington, DC – Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Peter Welch (VT-At Large), Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) applauded the Trump administration’s decision to suspend a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum imports. The decision comes just days after the representatives wrote a letter to President Trump supporting the request of Governors Scott, Sununu and Mills to lift the tariffs.

“We are pleased that by working together with our governors and congressional delegations, we succeeded in reversing this harmful tariff on Canadian aluminum imports,” said Kuster, Welch, Pappas and Pingree. “This is an important victory for our regional economy and for the continued close cooperation with Canada.”

Recently, Representatives Kuster and Welch, separately, discussed cross border trade issues with David Alward, Canadian Consul General to New England, and the impact that an escalated trade war would have on the regional economy. The members reiterated the importance of trade for local businesses and the need for a continued strong trading partnership between the United States and Canada.

You can read the full letter sent by the representatives on September 11th here. You can read the full letter sent by Governors Scott, Sununu and Mills here.