For Immediate Release:
Contact: Kevin Lawlor

April 30, 2018

Americans For Farmers & Families Statement On Extending Temporary Exemptions From Tariffs On Certain Steel & Aluminum Imports

(Washington, D.C.) – Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF) today released the following statement from AFF spokesman Kevin Lawlor after the Trump Administration announced it would continue temporary exemptions from tariffs on certain steel and aluminum imports for several countries, including Mexico and Canada:

“As the United States continues to negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Americans for Farmers & Families is relieved the administration will continue to exempt Mexico and Canada from steel and aluminum tariffs. Allowing these tariffs to go into effect at this time would have threatened the administration’s ability to finalize NAFTA – a critical trade deal that has been paramount to strengthening America’s food and agriculture industries, supporting rural families and communities, and growing our nation’s economy.

“Without NAFTA, farmers will lose valuable customers, billions of dollars in revenue, and hundreds of thousands of jobs. With so much at stake, we urge the administration to continue its focus on successfully concluding NAFTA negotiations and providing much-needed economic stability for rural Americans.”

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