Ensuring A Strong Future for Our Industry
Like other industries, in 2022 we faced challenges on aluminum and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Section 232 tariffs on aluminum, which took effect on imports, resulted in our industry paying more than $1.7 billion in tariffs regardless of whether the aluminum we purchase is subject to tariffs. Removing these tariffs is critical to our industry, and to keeping prices of everyday grocery items affordable for Americans. So we worked with the National Foreign Trade Council to successfully seek removal of the Section 232 duties on aluminum from the European Union and the United Kingdom. We also convened others in the broader food and beverage industry to address the ongoing CO2 shortage. CO2 is critical not only for the carbonization of beverages, but it is also used in the meat industry and for the freezing and refrigeration of food products. This is why we highlighted these far-reaching impacts with the Administration and Congress and continue to explore policy solutions with key lawmakers.