U.S. Catholic newspapers threatened by tariff on Canadian newsprint

Posted February 1, 2018 8:40 pm by Editor

U.S. Catholic newspapers threatened by tariff on Canadian newsprint

WASHINGTON – A 10 percent tariff slapped on imports of Canadian newsprint by the United States is playing havoc with newspaper budgets across the United States, and Catholic newspapers are no exception.Press groups, one U.S. senator – and now a bishop – have appealed to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to get rid of the tariff, which took effect Jan. 11.”They already passed a 6.6 percent increase on to us,” said Carmella Weismantle, operations manager and director of advertising for the Pittsburgh Catholic, the diocesan newspaper. After experiencing no newsprint price hikes last year, Weismantle said in a Jan. 25 telephone

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