CMI statement on tariff rise proposal 

“President Biden’s proposal on raising tariffs for Chinese steel and aluminum doesn’t go far enough. The U.S. metal can industry is threatened by steel and aluminum finished products from China, such as canned foods and the metal components to make cans.  The Biden administration needs to take action now to save U.S. union jobs in the metal can and canned food industry by raising the meager duties on Chinese-made aluminum and steel can products before it is too late. Without action by the Biden administration, these vital industries will experience continued economic harm from imported products from China.”

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the national trade association of the metal can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The can industry accounts for the annual domestic production of approximately 131.6 billion food, beverage, aerosol and general line cans; employs more than 28,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa; and generates about $15.7 billion in direct economic activity.

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