- Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump’s
commerce secretary says exemptions to steel and aluminum
tariffs could be granted to meet concerns of Wisconsin
said Friday that he spoke Thursday with U.S. Commerce
Secretary Wilbur Ross about the newly imposed tariffs
on steel and aluminum imports. Walker and other
Republicans have urged Trump to reconsider.
spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg says Ross told Walker that the
Commerce Department will be able to grant exemptions to
address concerns voiced by plastics manufacturer
Bemis Industrial Products over ultra-thin aluminum and
food processor and distributor Seneca Foods’ use of
says Walker will work with those and other Wisconsin
companies to be exempted from the tariffs.