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WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tax reform proposal.
“We are encouraged that comprehensive tax reform is rising to the top of the agenda. Tax reform is desperately needed to unleash our industry’s ability to invest, innovate and compete on a greater scale at home and around the globe. With 900,000 employees in family-wage jobs in large and small communities across 45 states, the forest products industry is the face of U.S. manufacturing. We look forward to working with the President and Congress to advance our shared goals of growing the economy and creating economic opportunity for all Americans now and in decades to come.”
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020
. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org
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