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Trump Imposes More Tariffs on China – List 3

Yesterday evening, the President formally announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports starting one week from today on September 24.  The final version of List 3 retained the vast majority of tariff lines on the original proposed list, including 5,745 of the original 6,031 lines.  The US Trade Representative (USTR) removed just under … Continue reading Trump Imposes More Tariffs on China – List 3

Product Exclusion Request Process Now Includes Rebuttal

The Commerce Department (Commerce) released its Interim Final Rule (IFR) for submission of exclusion requests and objections in connection with the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum tariffs.  The IFR  was officially published in the Federal Register on September 11 and it went into effect that day.  The most significant change is that Commerce now allows … Continue reading Product Exclusion Request Process Now Includes Rebuttal

AWPA Provides Industry Product Exclusion Request List

As part of its support to AWPA members, AWPA will keep a running list of the Section 232 Product Exclusion Requests for wire and wire rod, updated daily.  The List of Steel Wire Industry Product Exclusion Requests can be found on the AWPA webpage, devoted to Section 232 materials.  The list provides a link to … Continue reading AWPA Provides Industry Product Exclusion Request List

Major Changes to the Section 232 Tariffs Just Before They Become Effective

The steel and aluminum tariffs went into effect at 12:01AM Eastern time this morning. Last night, March 22, the President issued a new proclamation making major changes in the March 8 proclamation on steel and aluminum. Country exemptions: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, … Continue reading Major Changes to the Section 232 Tariffs Just Before They Become Effective

Wire Rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and United Kingdom – Commerce Announces Final Margins

The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has released its final determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and United Kingdom and the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Spain and Turkey. The final margins are as follows: Italy … Continue reading Wire Rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and United Kingdom – Commerce Announces Final Margins

USTR Lighthizer Ways and Means Hearing

On Wednesday, March 21, USTR Ambassador Lighthizer testified before the House Ways and Means Committee about the Administration’s trade agenda. Here are some highlights, provided by Janet Kopenhaver, AWPA Director of Government Affairs: NAFTA ISDS Provision Committee Chairman Kevin Brady warned Lighthizer that the NAFTA Agreement will have a hard time passing the House if … Continue reading USTR Lighthizer Ways and Means Hearing

Commerce Secretary Ross Ways and Means Hearing

On Thursday, March 22, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified before the House Ways and Means Committee about the Administration’s trade agenda. Here are some highlights, provided by Janet Kopenhaver, AWPA Director of Government Affairs: Chairman Brady’s Opening Statement Chairman Kevin Brady (TX-8) included in his opening remarks five priorities he has for the 232 tariffs … Continue reading Commerce Secretary Ross Ways and Means Hearing

Economic Firm Issues “Estimated Impacts of Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum”

Independent economists Dr. Joseph Francois and Laura M. Baughman of the Trade Partnership Worldwide, LLC have issued a Policy Brief which estimates the impact on the US economy of the tariffs and retaliation by trading partners.  The brief includes state-by-state job losses in every state.  Some highlights include: The tariffs and retaliation would increase US … Continue reading Economic Firm Issues “Estimated Impacts of Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum”

Section 232 on Steel Imports – Details from the Presidential Proclamation

The White House has released the text of the Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States.  The Proclamation contains additional details on the, coverage, and implementation of the tariffs on steel imports, as follows: Tariff: The imposition of a 25% ad valorem tariff on steel articles (defined below) imported from all … Continue reading Section 232 on Steel Imports – Details from the Presidential Proclamation

URGENT: Your Action Needed on Section 232 TODAY!

Your Action is Needed on Section 232 TODAY! Last week we sent you an Action Alert to asking you to call your legislators and ask them to call the White House to urge the Administration NOT to put tariffs or quotas on steel imports as the Department of Commerce has recommended in the Section 232 … Continue reading URGENT: Your Action Needed on Section 232 TODAY!