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Steel Tariffs (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-03-09

Duration: 00:03:39

Subjects: Economy | Tariff | International trade | STEEL | SCOTT, LOREN


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee


This segment from the March 9, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the impact of the Trump Administration’s tariffs on foreign steel on the manufacturing industry in Louisiana. Gautreaux reports that President Donald Trump imposed tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum. He interviews Dr. Loren Scott, an economist, who discusses the immediate impact of the tariffs, his concerns about future industrial investment in Louisiana, and the negative impact of tariffs on the economy. Host: Andre Moreau