Volume 96 Issue 11 | p. 17 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 12, 2018 | Web Date: March 8, 2018

Chemical industry slams Trump steel tariffs

Industry says moves to protect the U.S. steel and aluminum industries will hurt chemical makers
Department: Business
Keywords: Economy, trade, steel, petrochemicals

The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is unpopular with many industries, including the chemical sector. The U.S. industry’s leading trade group, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is condemning the measure, saying it will hurt industry competitiveness.

In a White House ceremony before steel and aluminum industry workers on March 8, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% duty on . . .

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