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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Rep. Ron Kind Tours Brewery in La Crosse to Discuss Impact of Trade War

July 3, 2018
Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Tours Brewery in La Crosse to Discuss Impact of Trade War
President Trump’s 10% Tariffs on Aluminum will cost America’s beer industry more than $340 million a year 

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind toured the La Crosse City Brewery and discussed the negative impact the beer industry is facing after the Trump Administration’s implementation of a new 10% tariff on aluminum. Over half of the beer produced in America annually is packed in aluminum cans or bottles.

“Wisconsin breweries are an important part of Wisconsin’s heritage and economy,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “The President’s reckless trade policies are threatening an industry we are proud of, and throwing our state into the throes of his trade war. He needs to stop enacting trade policies that hurt Wisconsin businesses and jobs.”

Over 50% of United States aluminum is imported from Canada, with nearly 10% of aluminum imports used in food and drink production. The price of aluminum has gone up 130% since the beginning of 2018.

According to the Beer Institute, over 8,000 jobs are supported in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District by the beer industry, with a total economic impact of over $1 Billion. 

Media Note: A photo of Rep. Ron Kind touring the La Crosse City Brewery is attached.