President Trump announced last week he would impose stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, making good on a key campaign promise. The action would impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Congressman Tom Reed said he agrees with the message the President is sending.
Reed says he is fully aware of the anxiety this is causing the marketplace in the U.S. and around the world.
According to the New York Times, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico and South Korea were the largest suppliers of steel to the United States in 2017, while Canada, Russia and the United Arab Emirates shipped the largest share of aluminum imports in 2016.