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Distillers' Association watching as Trump administration announces tariffs, allies threaten retaliation

05/31/2018 01:39 PM

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The Trump administration is announcing new tariffs on metals imported from close allies, which some fear will cause retaliation against business and consumers — including the bourbon industry in Kentucky. Twenty-five percent tariffs on steel and 10 percent on aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, will take effect at midnight Thursday, the commerce secretary told national news outlets, according to the New York Times. The countries represent nearly half of the United State’s supply on imported metal. The... Read more 

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