Let's face it. Our industry has been hit with some bad news lately.
In case you're not up to speed, here's the latest news that will affect your business.
Aluminum Tariffs
Printing Industries of America launched a grassroots call to action in response to industry impacts triggered by Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum. PIA members impacted by price spikes on aluminum printing plates are urged to share their stories with Congress. Read more
Take Action
  • If your company has been notified of printing plate price increases due to the Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, notify your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative ASAP. 
  • A pre-written letter to submit to lawmakers on your company letterhead is available here. Please submit by fax or email. Contact information for U.S. Senators is here and for U.S. Representatives is here
  • For maximum impact, please email copies of your letters to Print Powers America at printpowers@printing.org so that we can directly advocate on your behalf.
Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint Reduced but not Eliminated
The U.S. Department of Commerce made a final determination yesterday to proceed with the  anti-dumping and countervailing newsprint tariffs it had initially imposed on uncoated groundwood papers imported from Canada, despite opposition from Congressional members on both sides of the aisles, various newspaper printing and publishing advocacy groups. Read more.
PIA Rejects Privatization of US Postal Service
PIA and its allies have responded to a Trump Administration plan to reform and streamline government agencies, part of which recommended an eventual sale and privatization of the US Postal Service. They warned that the recommendation would create uncertainty in the mailing marketplace and that transposing a European system to the US (as outlined in the report) would face myriad challenges.

Huge Tax Win!
PIA National led the lobby to preserve the deductibility of advertising expenses at 100 percent. This was a huge win for our industry. Significant tax reductions were also won for both C-Corps as well as pass-through entities such as S-Corps. Also, for the first time in recent memory, printers can now take accelerated depreciation on used equipment (vs. just new equipment like we have in the past).
Passage of Career Technical Education Legislation
We applaud Congress on passage of Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century legislation, considered by both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House this week and sent for the president's expected signature. We hope the President will sign this bill into law in short order so that the printing and graphic communications industry can address the critical need of recruiting and educating a new generation of skilled workers.
Powering the Economy Through Print and Packaging
Print Powers America is an advocacy initiative of Printing Industries of America, leveraging an impactful mix of lobbying, grassroots action, and public affairs. It aims to strengthen the nation's public policy commitment to the print and graphic communications industry and enhance its profile as a driving force in the American economy. Consider joining other Print Company Leaders to keep our industry front and center – become a supporter: