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US printers and publishers unite to stop newsprint tariffs

US printers and publishers unite to stop newsprint tariffs

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21713

Based on a press release of © 2018 NEWS MEDIA ALLIANCE (newsmediaalliance.org)

Members of the US printing, publishing and paper-producing industries, which employ more than 600,000 workers, are announcing the formation of Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition to fight proposed countervailing duties (CVD) and anti-dumping duties (AD) on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood papers including newsprint and other papers.

These preliminary duties were assessed by the US Department of Commerce in January and March 2018.

The STOPP coalition is concerned that these CVD and AD duties, which range up to 32 percent combined, will saddle US printing and publishing businesses with increased costs and threaten thousands of American jobs.
 
The Coalition is asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US Congress to reject these newsprint tariffs and protect U.S. jobs. With the announcement, STOPP has launched a new website, www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org, and is inviting other interested parties to join in the fight to overturn these tariffs.
 
Members of the STOPP coalition include:
American Society of News Editors, Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Association of American Publishers, Association for Print Technologies, Book Manufacturer’s Institute, Catalyst Paper, Inland Press Association, Kruger, Local Search Association, National Newspaper Association, News Media Alliance, Printing Industries of America, Quad Graphics, Rayonier Advance Materials, Resolute Forest Products, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Trusted Media Brands (formerly Readers Digest Association), Valassis Communications, and Worzalla
 
The impact of these tariffs on newspapers, paper producers, book publishers and others has the potential to be devastating to entire industries.

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Manfred Werfel

Date

2018-03-19 17:20

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