Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement regarding the announcement of a new tariff agreement between the United States and Japan on steel products currently subject to 232 tariffs:      

“I applaud Secretary Raimondo and Ambassador Tai for taking this step to transition away from these misguided Trump-era tariffs. Allowing for duty-free steel from one of our close trading partners will help lower costs for Wisconsinites and provide much-needed relief to our businesses and manufacturers that rely on access to affordable steel. I’m glad to see the Administration take this important step, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to advance a trade agenda that works for Wisconsin families.”

Recently, Rep. Kind led a letter to United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai urging them to eliminate the Trump-era 232 tariffs on U.S. allies.

Rep. Kind serves on the Subcommittee on Trade for the Ways and Means Committee, the most powerful – and the oldest – committee in the House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction over tax measures, the management of public debt, trade and tariff laws, Social Security, Medicare, pensions, and many other economic growth measures.   

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