Sign the petition; join the fight to protect U.S. jobs and oppose tariffs


The staffs of SNPA member newspapers are encouraged to sign the citizen petition to the International Trade Commission opposing the tariffs on imports of uncoated groundwood paper.

Newspapers also are encouraged to share the petition with their readers, and urge them to sign it as well.

Help us send an important message to the members of the ITC that these tariffs are unwarranted and are harming the U.S. industry that they are trying to protect. The Commission is holding a public hearing on July 17, and we are currently encouraging members of Congress to personally testify at the hearing or submit written comments in opposition to the tariffs. Their final determination is expected in mid-September.

The petition, which can be signed online, highlights the problems created by the tariffs – higher paper costs, difficulty securing a supply of paper, and the abuse of trade laws intended to protect the U.S. industry, which is now threatening our domestic industry.  

The petition, with thousands of signatures, will send a strong signal to the ITC that there are a lot of individuals in the U.S. concerned about the future of jobs in the paper manufacturing, printing and publishing industries. Links to the petition are also provided below both through Twitter and Facebook.

The petition is being circulated by Stop Tariffs on Printing & Publishing (STOPP), a broad-based coalition representing the U.S. printing and publishing industries that was formed to fight these crippling tariffs. SNPA is a coalition member of STOPP.

The petition (and our hashtag #StoptheNewsprintTax) have been shared across SNPA's and STOPP's social media channels.  Please retweet, share and follow STOPP on social media.


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