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Blunt Applauds Commerce Department Decision to Grant Tariff Exclusions to Mid-Continent Steel and Wire

April 04, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today welcomed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to grant tariff exclusions to Mid-Continent Steel and Wire.  

“This announcement is great news for Southeast Missouri,” said Blunt. “Mid-Continent now has the opportunity to bring much-needed jobs back to the area and continue on the path to stronger growth in the future. I thank Secretary Ross for reaching the right decision for Mid-Continent and all of its hardworking employees.”  

Blunt repeatedly weighed in with the Trump administration in support of Mid-Continent’s tariff exclusion application. Most recently, Blunt spoke with President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about steel and aluminum tariffs at a March 13th White House meeting on trade.

Mid-Continent is the nation’s largest nail manufacturer. According to the company, the exclusions announced today account for close to 90 percent of the volume of imported steel they use. 

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