Reversal follows letters from the Members and Governors Scott, Sununu, and Mills asking President Trump to reverse 10% tariff on aluminum.
Vermont Business Magazine Representatives Peter Welch (D-Vermont), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.-2), Chellie Pingree (D- Maine-1) and Jason Pappas (D- N.H.-1) applauded the Trump administration’s decision to suspend a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum imports. The decision comes just days after the representatives wrote 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 Welch, Kuster, Pingree and Pappas. “This is an important victory for our regional economy and for the continued close cooperation with Canada.”
“Trade with Canada is critical for Vermont’s and our neighboring border states’ economies,” said Governor Scott. “This is why Governor Mills, Governor Sununu and I advocated for this policy change, and I was grateful Congressman Welch and his colleagues did so as well. Reversing these tariffs is beneficial for many Vermont businesses, and I appreciate the White House taking this important step.”
Recently, Representatives Welch and Kuster, 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.
Source: WASHINGTON – Representatives Peter Welch 9.16.2020