Sep 5, 2018

Congressional Testimony at Trade Commission Is in Vain without Statutory Change

Christine McDaniel Senior Research Fellow

On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted against upholding a duty on uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. The proceedings included testimony from 19 members of Congress asking the commission to oppose the measure. They were all there on behalf of the newsprint industries in their districts, which use this type of paper and face higher costs with a tariff.

Those members may have come out on top this time, but in a sense, their testimony was in vain...

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