United States Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has urged President Donald Trump to “promptly” remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, reiterating that doing so would clear the path for ratification of USMCA in Congress and legislatures in Canada and Mexico.
“I’m calling on the Administration – specifically, President Trump – to promptly remove Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. This will help clear the path for the U.S.M.C.A. agreement…” Grassley tweeted yesterday
“Mr. President, you say that you have a good agreement, and I agree you do have a good agreement. They negotiated in good faith and wouldn’t you think the right thing to do would be to remove the tariffs so we can move ahead?” Grassley then said on the Senate floor.
MWFPA and the canned food industry continue to strongly oppose the tariffs on tinplate steel – a unique type of steel that is specifically made for food cans.