Tariff Orders Kept on China, India; but Duties Ended on Indonesia Imports
The United Steelworkers (USW) called the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) vote on Thursday to continue duty orders on lined paper school supplies imported from China and India a correct outcome, but the negative vote to remove tariffs on Indonesia opens a side door that could threaten American paper workers.
“Another five years of tariffs on imports of lined paper and school notebooks from China and India is the right outcome to sustain American paper worker jobs and our domestic paper mills that make this product,” said USW President Leo W. Gerard. “But we are concerned the trade commission has revoked the duty orders on Indonesian producers in this proceeding.
“Indonesian producers are bad environmental actors and the trade agency’s negative determination to end the existing tariffs will open the side door for them to ship their environmentally unsound paper products to the U.S. market while American producers must meet high green standards ... more