Category Archives: Trade and Tariffs

301 Tariffs: Notice of Additional Product Exclusions

Friday, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice of several additional product exclusions from List 4A of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. The USTR notice is here: https://www.awpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Section-301-on-China-List-4A-New-Exclusions-12-June-2020.pdf There is one steel product on the list – Round wire of nonalloy steel, hot-dipped galvanized with zinc, containing by … Continue reading 301 Tariffs: Notice of Additional Product Exclusions

Sunset Review of AD Order on Steel Wire Rod from China – ITC Final Determination (First Review)

On June 3, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) made an affirmative determination in the sunset review of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on carbon and certain alloy wire rod from China. The ITC unanimously determined that revocation of these orders would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury … Continue reading Sunset Review of AD Order on Steel Wire Rod from China – ITC Final Determination (First Review)

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ADDS PRODUCTS TO STEEL TARIFF PROGRAM

Late Friday night, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the scope of the Steel and Aluminum tariffs imposed under Section 232. The Proclamation imposes tariffs on products derived from steel and aluminum which have surged since the imposition of the original 25% Steel tariffs and 10% Aluminum tariffs.  However, the Annexes which will … Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ADDS PRODUCTS TO STEEL TARIFF PROGRAM

AWPA Announces Issue Agenda for September Conference

The AWPA’s Government Relations Advisory Committee has set the agenda for the upcoming Congressional Visits to be held on September 11, in conjunction with the 2019 Government Affairs Conference. We’ll provide the industry data that shows the value of the industry to the US economy. In addition, we’ll have topical material on the following issues: … Continue reading AWPA Announces Issue Agenda for September Conference

Register for the Govt Affairs Conference Today – the USMCA Needs Your Voice

The passage of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will not make the Congressional agenda before the August recess, making your voice crucial on Capitol Hill this fall. This development means September will be a key time to advocate for the USMCA to Congress, and prevent it falling into the bottomless chasm of election year politics. As … Continue reading Register for the Govt Affairs Conference Today – the USMCA Needs Your Voice

301 Tariff Exclusion Process Begins for Chinese Imports on List 3

On June 30, the Office of the US Trade Representative opened the process for requesting exclusions to Section 301 tariffs on Chinese products on List 3. The products on List 3 include Wire Products from Chapter 73 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). The process is very different than the exclusion … Continue reading 301 Tariff Exclusion Process Begins for Chinese Imports on List 3

3 Steps to Support USMCA Day of Action

Today, manufacturers and the business community nationwide are rallying together to tell Congress to pass a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, the USMCA. This agreement will level the playing field with Mexico and Canada by expanding U.S. access to those markets. The USMCA strengthens and modernizes America’s innovation engine. Please join in NAM’s … Continue reading 3 Steps to Support USMCA Day of Action

Administrative Review of AD Order on Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2016/2017) — Final Results

On June 28, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) published the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico.  The review covered three Mexican producers/exporters during the period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The DOC calculated the following final … Continue reading Administrative Review of AD Order on Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2016/2017) — Final Results

Registration is now Open for the Government Affairs Conference

This September the Steel wire Industry will head to Washington, DC to hear the latest on trade issues impacting wire manufacturing, from Tariffs, to the USMCA. It’s a great opportunity to get the latest on what’s happening in the industry, what to expect on trade in the coming months, and connect with colleagues and customers. … Continue reading Registration is now Open for the Government Affairs Conference