Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP) is a coalition of associations and companies fighting newsprint tariffs that threaten more than 600,000 jobs across the entire U.S. printing and publishing industry.
A single paper supplier, NORPAC, is trying to manipulate the trade laws and convince the government to assess tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint. Publishers and printers will not be able to absorb these tariffs and will be forced to cut costs that will ultimately result in fewer American jobs.
The US government can use the nation’s trade laws to implement duties that will support U.S. industries and expand U.S. jobs. But the government’s proposed newsprint tariffs are a different story. The tariffs are not supported by the U.S. paper industry that it is intended to benefit. Furthermore, the tariffs are opposed by newspapers, book publishers, printers, elected officials, and others around the country because the tariffs will have unintended consequences and harm businesses, workers and local communities. Learn more about what is being said.
Syracuse, California By Editorial Board (August 9, 2018) The Trump administration reduced tariffs on newsprint that are damaging our fragile industry, but it should have gone farther and eliminated them altogether. Now, our hopes for … Read More
Las Vegas, Nevada (August 4, 2018) The Trump administration eased back somewhat from its proposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint, which could further devastate newspapers, particularly smaller ones. But the U.S. International Trade Commission, which has … Read More
You can play a key role by calling on Congress and the International Trade Commission to reject these harmful tariffs and protect American jobs. Click through to contact your representatives and senators.
The government, at the request of a single paper producer, has assessed tariffs (which are really new taxes) on newsprint imported from Canada. The longer these tariffs remain in place, the greater the struggle of local newspapers, printers, and related suppliers to remain in business. This is an abuse of trade laws: One company owned by a New York private equity firm is using punitive tariffs to protect its bottom line – and at a cost of the local newspapers that are at the foundation of an informed citizenry in a healthy democracy. The tariffs threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs in journalism, publishing, printing and other sectors. Stand up against this injustice today and let the International Trade Commission know that these harmful tariffs should be reversed.