Sununu said lifting of steel, aluminum tariffs a win for N.H.

Associated Press
Published: 5/17/2019 6:11:28 PM
Modified: 5/17/2019 6:11:16 PM

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says news that the Trump administration is ending steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico is a win for the state’s economy.

Sununu said in a statement Friday that as two of the country’s top trading partners, Canada and Mexico are close economic allies, and a strong, free, and fair trade agreement must be in place.

President Donald Trump used a national security justification last year to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. One of the motivations was to pressure Canada and Mexico into agreeing to a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The Trump administration is calling the new deal, which includes Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.




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