Trade Commission Nullifies Trump’s Newspaper Tariff, Which Publishers Said Threatened Industry

The U.S. International Trade Commission decided on Wednesday to terminate duties being applied to uncoated groundwood paper, or newsprint imports from Canada, marking a major win for the newspaper industry. Publishers and a bipartisan group of lawmakers had spoken out about the imposed tariffs that were the result of a complaint from a single hedge-fund owned mill in Washington state. The imposition of the tariff led to layoffs at The Tampa Bay Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, and threatened to kill off a host of local outlets.