Shaheen Applauds Removal of Tariffs on Local NH Newspapers

August 30, 2018

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) overturned the Trump Administration’s tariffs on Canadian newsprint. Printers and publishers across the U.S. represent more than 600,000 American jobs, and the ITC’s unanimous decision eliminates import taxes that drove up costs by as much as 32 percent for these small, local publishers in New Hampshire and across the country.

“Our democracy depends on a free and empowered press, and local newspapers play a critical role in educating the public and fostering civic discourse,” said Shaheen. “These tariffs were a direct threat to local journalism, and I’m extremely pleased to see the ITC reverse the administration’s misguided decision. I will continue to urge the President to end his reckless trade war, which has harmed businesses across New Hampshire and the country, and I will always defend the important role that local journalism plays in the Granite State.”

Senator Shaheen cosponsored the bipartisan PRINT Act to address the crisis that these import taxes created for printers and publishers.