May 20, 2019

Young: Lifting of Tariffs Welcome News for Hoosier Manufacturers and Farmers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement regarding the agreement to end steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada and Mexico: 

“This is welcome news in Indiana, and I commend President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer for working with our Canadian and Mexican partners to reach this necessary agreement. Lifting the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, and ending the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products, will provide much needed relief to Indiana’s manufacturers and farmers. This agreement will allow the United States to work in close concert with our Mexican and Canadian allies to focus on the fundamental source of aluminum and steel overcapacity: China.”

Senator Young wrote to President Trump in January 2018 expressing concern over the pending 232 tariffs against our key global partners. In November 2018, He wrote to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in favor of terminating the tariffs on our North American partners. Senator Young has spoken directly with the President, Vice President, and members of the Cabinet about the detrimental impacts of these tariffs on Hoosiers.