Seven groups representing steel makers and workers are pushing for Biden to maintain tariffs on foreign steel that former Trump enacted.
“The tariffs were needed because of surges in imports due to global overcapacity that hurt our industry and the nearly two million jobs it provides,” the industry group, which includes the Steel Manufacturing Association, American Iron and Steel Institute and United Steelworkers, wrote in their letter to Biden.
“The tariffs have succeeded completely, allowing us to restart mills, rehire workers and invest more for the future,” they said.
Trump put 25 percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent on aluminum back in 2018 as part of his trade policy, defending America from the unfair trade policies of China, who responded with their own tariffs against America.
— Biden Voters Posting Their L’s Online (@BidenLs) May 19, 2021
Author: Blake Ambrose