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Food Manufacturers, MFB Applaud Lifting Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
USAgNet - 05/20/2019

The Midwest Food Products Association (MWFPA) applauded the decision to lift the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico.

"The removal of these tariffs is very positive news for our members and for the consumers of canned food products. The U.S. Congress should build on this major development by passing USMCA quickly," said MWFPA President Nick George.

The Trump administration reached a deal today to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. In a joint statement, the U.S. and Canadian governments say those trade barriers would be removed within two days, as would the tariffs on American agricultural products that Canada imposed in retaliation.

MWFPA represents the business interests of the region's dynamic food products industry. The association lobbies on legislative and regulatory matters; promotes safe food processing practices; investigates new technologies; funds industry research; and plans industry events. It represents over 100 processing facilities in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

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