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Local beer industry reacts to effects of aluminum tariffs

Local beer industry reacts to effects of aluminum tariffs

Canning beer has gotten more costly for local breweries, which have felt the sting of the Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum.

The United States implemented a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports in March. The tariffs affect economic rival China along with long-time trade allies Canada, Mexico and the European Union; all have since responded with retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods. In his proclamation of the tariffs, President Donald Trump argued importing the metals posed a national security risk.

The move was met with criticism from some in the brewing industry.

“The market uncertainty and financial penalties created by...

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