Attribute to Can Manufacturers Institute President Robert Budway
CMI applauds the Commerce Department’s decision to not impose duties on tin mill products imported from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Taiwan and South Korea. We are hopeful the final Commerce determination will eliminate the proposed duties on Canadian and German tin mill steel. U.S. tin plate prices already remain the highest in the world due to the 232 tariffs, placing domestic can makers at a competitive disadvantage to foreign imports of unfilled steel cans and foreign filled food products. We are thankful that the Commerce Department recognized that the additional duties requested by Cleveland Cliffs would have exacerbated our industry’s competitive disadvantage even more.
For more information, please contact CMI’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Sherrie Rosenblatt (Email: email@example.com or Phone: 202-329-0178).
The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the national trade association of the metal can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The can industry accounts for the annual domestic production of approximately 130.7 billion food, beverage and general line cans; employs more than 28,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa; and generates about $15.7 billion in direct economic activity. CMI members are committed to providing safe, nutritious and refreshing canned food and beverages to consumers in the most sustainable packaging.