Tariffs and Trade

Government Affairs news and announcements trade negotiations, tariffs and federal government investigations that could impact breweries and their supply chain partners.

Brewers Association Statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Brewers Association, issued the following statement on the steel and aluminum tariffs: “The Brewers Association opposes the recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum products, as we believe it …More

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Brewery Equipment on List of Tariffs U.S. Imposes on China

Update: Brewing equipment has now been removed from this list. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the Section 301 list against 1,300 products from China valued at approximately $50 billion. These tariffs were …More

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Steel and Aluminum Exclusion Requests Fact Sheet

Background On March 8, 2018, President Trump ordered the imposition of a 25 percent tariff on steel imports on “covered steel products” (listed below) and a 10 percent tariff on the “covered aluminum products” (also below). These tariffs …More

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BA Statement on Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

On March 8, 2018, the president signed a proclamation imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. The proclamation is the White House’s response to the Department …More

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Investigation: Effect of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security

Section 232 Investigation Resources BA Statement on Aluminum Tariffs Letter from House Letter from Senate Letter from Association CEOs to Administration “How Trump’s trade policy could hit your bar tab” Craft Beer Packaging Trends There is an investigation underway by the Secretary …More

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