Advocate for Small Business and Entrepreneurs Applauds Expected Action by President Trump to Lift Tariffs

By at 17 May, 2019, 1:51 pm


For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. –  The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan regarding the agreement reached today on steel and aluminum tariffs:

“USMCA is a solid agreement in its own right, and the move by President Trump to lift the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, without condition, will fuel momentum behind the passage of this critical trade agreement. The lifting of tariffs will also ease uncertainty and costs for small businesses that utilize steel inputs in construction, manufacturing and for other purposes. We applaud President Trump for this bold move, which comes at a critical time for USMCA. We urge all members of Congress to get on board the agreement, as USMCA will bring limitless opportunities for startups, small business growth and America’s workers.”

Contact:  Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO,

SBE Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For 25 years SBE Council has worked to successfully implement a range of policy and private sector initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business growth. To learn more, visit SBE Council’s website: Follow on Twitter: @SBECouncil

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