The United States International Trade Commission has announced that it will block the Trump administration from implementing tariffs on newsprint from Canada, in a major win for the news industry and print publications.
The ITC voted 5-0 to reserve the tariffs due to a lobbying push from the News Media Alliance, an advocacy group fighting for the business interests of the news industry. NMA CEO David Chavern, in a letter to his staff, “We were able to develop a broad coalition of members of Congress — from both sides of the aisle — to not only support our view, but also testify before the ITC, advocate the Department of Commerce and introduce corrective legislation.” Chavern adds that the move is, “a great day for news publishing and journalism.”
NMA gathered 19 members of Congress from both parties to testify before the Commerce Department to urge them not to adopt these tariffs, which viewed as crippling to the news industry, especially print publications.
Chavern visited BNN Bloomberg to discuss what the latest development means for the news industry. You can watch his interview here.