HONOLULU | Hawaii printer shuts commercial printing, citing tariffs

HONOLULU | Hawaii printer shuts commercial printing, citing tariffs

HONOLULU — A major Hawaii printer is closing its commercial printing business and laying off 93 people in part because of tariffs the U.S. slapped on imports of Chinese paper.

A news release from Hagadone Corporation Hawaii Holdings says the import duty increased the cost of the company’s roll stock paper by 25 percent. President Clint Schroeder said Friday this added expense came on top of increased costs for other raw materials and electricity.

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