PRINT Act Could Pause Costly Tariffs On Newsprint Used By News Industry

By Robert Bordelon

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), on behalf of Senator Shelley Moore Capito and others, aims to halt newly enacted tariffs on groundwood paper, including newsprint, and commission "a study of the well-being of the newsprint and publishing industry in the United States."

The Protecting Rational Incentives In Newsprint Trade (PRINT) Act of 2018 would require the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission not enact any "antidumping" import taxes on "uncoated groundwood paper" requested by President Donald Trump until Trump has received the study commissioned by the PRINT Act and then concluded that effect of the antidumping rules are "in the economic interest of the United States."

Read more in the Friday, June 8, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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