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WASHINGTON - American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) underscored its support for comprehensive tax reform as Congressional and administration leaders unveil their tax plan framework. AF&PA President & CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement:
“Tax reform is taking an important step forward with the announcement by Congressional and administration leadership of a framework for future tax policy. Paper and wood products manufacturers look forward to working with Congress and the administration as they refine the details for tax reform that will promote economic growth, job opportunity, capital investment and competitiveness in our industry. We are 900,000 employees strong in rural and urban communities across 45 states and account for four percent of U.S. manufacturing GDP. Our future grows brighter with tax policy that supports U.S. competitiveness.”
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 four 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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.