Chairman Peterson Statement on Removal of Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

May 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statement in response to a deal announced today to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico.

“The removal of tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel is an encouraging development, because it removes another barrier that was preventing the consideration of USMCA. I look forward to reviewing today’s news in more detail, and I hope this means we can move toward trade deals that stop the harm to the rural economy and restore the export markets for our farmers and ranchers.”