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TARIFFS ON TAP

TARIFFS ON TAP

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind toured the La Crosse City Brewery recently and discussed the impact the beer industry is facing after the Trump Administration’s implementation of a new 10% tariff on aluminum. Over half of the beer produced in America annually is packed in aluminum cans or bottles.

Over 50% of United States aluminum is imported from Canada, with nearly 10% of aluminum imports used in food and drink production. The price of aluminum has gone up 130% since the beginning of 2018. And estimates are that 8,000 jobs are supported in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District by the beer industry, with a total economic impact of over $1 Billion.

 

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