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Rep. Ron Kind Slams Administration on Volatile Trade Policies

June 6, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Slams Administration on Volatile Trade Policies

Follows Mexico’s new tariffs on Wisconsin products in response to Administration actions

La Crosse - Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind slammed United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the Trump Administration for implementing volatile trade policies, despite major concerns being raised by American workers, farmers and families.

Rep. Kind’s statement follows:

“Wisconsin families shouldn’t be used as pawns in a trade war,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Mexico’s tariffs on Wisconsin’s cheese, cranberries and pork are meant to hit us where it hurts, and will cut deeply into our local economy. These tariffs are a direct response to the President’s short-sighted trade decisions. It’s time that we stop treating our allies like our enemies, and set trade standards that support Wisconsin jobs.”

This comes after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced retaliatory tariffs on imports of U.S. steel and farm products, including cheese, cranberries, and pork. The tariffs were implemented in response to the Administration’s implementation of tariffs on steel and aluminum products from Mexico and Canada.

Rep. Ron Kind is scheduled to meet with USTR Lighthizer tomorrow afternoon.