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Thursday, March 08, 2018

Tennessee to be impacted by proposed tarriffs
The typical new sport-utility vehicle rolling off a Tennessee assembly line contains 2,300 pounds of steel, but metal costs wonít surge quickly for automakers if the White House places higher tariffs on imported steel. Imports account for about a third of the steel used in the United States. President Donald Trump has proposed higher federal tariffs on steel and aluminum imports under his America First initiative. The taxes would increase 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum. Trumpís proposal set off sharp debate between free trade advocates and U.S. metal industry executives who point out imports have damaged the nationís steel mills and idled most aluminum smelters. The dispute is the most significant trade spat since Tennessee emerged in the 1980s as a key automotive state. Factories power Tennesseeís $322 billion economy, particularly auto-parts plants and General Motors, Nissan and Volkswagen vehicle assembly lines . Auto plants employ about 50,000 industrial workers in the state. And tariffs will mean consumers will pay more for anything containing steel or aluminum.


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