LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group yesterday in writing to the administration to express concern about a pending trade investigation involving imported newsprint and other commercial printing papers used by local newspapers in Maine and across the country.
Specifically, the Senators’ letter pertains to the administration’s ongoing review of a petition by one manufacturer claiming that Canadian producers of the uncoated groundwood paper primarily used for newsprint, book publishing, and the printing industry are receiving unfair trade subsidies. If the petition is successful, it could increase the cost of groundwood paper by 30 percent.
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