Category Archives: Government Relations

NAM to HOST USMCA PASSAGE CAPITOL HILL DAY

Passage of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is one of manufacturers’ top priorities and your help is needed to urge Congress to pass this important trade deal without delay. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are convening manufacturers and their employees from across the country in Washington, DC on July 17 to meet with … Continue reading NAM to HOST USMCA PASSAGE CAPITOL HILL DAY

Steel Section 232 News and Updates

by Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) Steel prices continue to fall in the US (but also overseas). See the latest Steel Benchmarker Report June 2019 on hot-rolled steel.  Steel prices continue to go down in the US and around the world, with the price difference narrowing but still greater than pre-tariff prices.  … Continue reading Steel Section 232 News and Updates

Commerce Department Launches New Site For Section 232 Exclusion Process

by Metals Service Center Institute On June 10, the US Commerce Department launched a new portal through which all Section 232 exclusion requests and objections must be submitted. Starting on June 13, the department began accepting exclusion requests via the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) website instead of on the federal rulemaking portal at regulations.gov. The … Continue reading Commerce Department Launches New Site For Section 232 Exclusion Process

United States, Canada Seek Approval Of USMCA At Same Time

by Metals Service Center Institute Republican members of Congress are hopeful that the U.S. House and Senate will consider ratification of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, the trade agreement to replace NAFTA, before Congress’ August recess. To meet that deadline, the White House will have to address Democrats’ concerns about the deal. … Continue reading United States, Canada Seek Approval Of USMCA At Same Time

China Trade Hearing with USTR Lighthizer

by Ryan Ong, Director, International Business Policy National Association of Manufacturers Testifying yesterday morning in a three-hour hearing (see full hearing here) in front of the House Ways & Means Committee, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer answered a wide range of questions about the administration’s approach, and current negotiations, with China.  In his formal remarks, … Continue reading China Trade Hearing with USTR Lighthizer

US, Canada, Mexico Trade Pact Will Have To Wait Until Next Congress

by Metals Service Center Institute The United States, Canada, and Mexico have reached an agreement to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Lawmakers in the US Congress have acknowledged the deal, called the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will not be considered by lawmakers before this current congress adjourns in December. … Continue reading US, Canada, Mexico Trade Pact Will Have To Wait Until Next Congress

Need to Watch your Product Exclusion for Rebuttals?

Exclusion requesters will have seven days from the opening of the rebuttal period to submit rebuttals. Objectors to exclusion requests will then have a seven-day surrebuttal period to post responses, which will be opened once rebuttals are posted by the Department and the case file is reopened. To further assist industry moving through the process, … Continue reading Need to Watch your Product Exclusion for Rebuttals?

EXCLUSION GRANTED – How to Request a Refund of Tariffs Paid

This is an involved process which will require the expertise of your Customs Broker! To request an administrative refund for previous imports of excluded products granted by the US Department of Commerce (Commerce), importers may file a post summary correction (PSC) and provide the product exclusion number in the Importer Additional Declaration Field. Once products … Continue reading EXCLUSION GRANTED – How to Request a Refund of Tariffs Paid