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US Trade Commission Overturns Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint

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US Trade Commission Overturns Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint
The U.S. Department of Commerce initiated the tariff after a Washington state paper producer filed a complaint.
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The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to overturn the Trump administration's tariffs on Canadian newsprint.

In a unanimous vote, the commission said the imported paper from Canada does not threaten or negatively impact the American market.

The tariffs started after a Washington state paper producer filed a complaint with the Commerce Department. In response, the department investigated and launched the new fees.

While the tariffs were aimed at helping U.S. paper producers, it looks like they hurt a different American industry — newspaper publishing. Some publishers testified before the ITC and asked for the fees to be reversed.