Article from Reason by Eric Boehm.
Donald Trump’s plan to slap a 10 percent tariff on all aluminum imports has beer makers belching their outrage.
“President Trump’s announcement today that he plans to impose a 10% tariff on aluminum imports will increase the cost of aluminum in the United States and endanger American jobs in the beer industry and throughout the supply chain,” says Jim McGreevey, president and CEO of the Beer Institute, a trade association.
McGreevy called the proposed aluminum tariff “a new $347.7 million tax on America’s beverage industry” and warned that imposing those added costs could trigger more than 20,000 in job losses.
“American workers and American consumers will suffer as a result of this misguided tariff,” said Molson Coors, the Colorado-based macrobrewery that’s one of the biggest beer makers in the world, in a statement.
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