11/2/21 • Trade

CRA Congratulates Biden Administration and USTR Leadership on “Section 232” Tariff Announcement

November 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – In reaction to the agreement to end a Section 232 tariff dispute between the United States and the European Union, John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), commented:

“On behalf of CRA and its members, we thank the Biden Administration, Ambassador Katherine Tai, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for securing an agreement to modify the longstanding U.S. and EU tariffs involving steel and aluminum trade. This breakthrough will help our nation’s farmers and workers develop deeper trade relationships for future generations. The announced agreement marks a significant step in enhancing U.S. – EU trade relations, demonstrating the critical role of meaningful dialogue to overcome trade impediments for our respective producers and exporters that rely on access to our respective markets.”


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.