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Readers encouraged to sign petition against newsprint tariffs

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On July 17 the International Trade Commission will hear testimony on the preliminary tariffs on newsprint from Canada, according to information released earlier this week by the New Mexico Press Association.

The News Media Alliance, in cooperation with numerous state press associations and newspapers, have asked members of Congress to testify or submit comments for the hearing, and describe the impact of these tariffs on their local newspapers and jobs in their districts and states.

News Media Alliance is also asking them to argue that U.S. newsprint producers will be harmed by the tariffs as their customers reduce consumption of newsprint by cutting pages; reducing days of delivery, etc.

The New Mexico Press Association has been involved with this fight against tariffs since they were introduced late last year.

In addition to an industry survey being conducted, the Stop Tariffs on Printers and Publishers coalition — of which the New Mexico Press Association is a member — has initiated a petition against the tariffs that will be sent to the ITC around the July 17 hearing. The goal is to collect 10,000 signatures.

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The petition is here: https://www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org/join-the-fight-to-protect-u-s-jobs.