Category Archives: Trade and Tariffs

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

232: Continuing or “Renewing” an Exclusion Request Will Require a New Submission – Act Early

From Fred Waite and Kimberly Young, AWPA Counsel In the interim final rule published last year, BIS provided the following explanation about “renewals” of exclusions granted under Section 232: “Individuals and companies will need to file a new exclusion request before the expiration of any granted exclusions to avoid any interruptions in their tariff relief. … Continue reading 232: Continuing or “Renewing” an Exclusion Request Will Require a New Submission – Act Early

US Removes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

On Friday, the US announced plans to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico in favor of stronger enforcement actions in a move that will help clear the way for ratification of the new NAFTA. The United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer,  has made a statement indicating the tariffs on Canadian steel and … Continue reading US Removes Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles – Presidential Proclamation

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles – Presidential Proclamation Earlier today, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation on imports of passenger vehicles (sedans, sport utility vehicles, crossover utility vehicles, minivans, and cargo vans) and light trucks and certain automobile parts (engines and engine parts, transmissions and powertrain … Continue reading Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles – Presidential Proclamation

Carbon Rod Antidumping Order Preliminary Exclusions

By Fred Waite, AWPA Counsel Exclusion for Value Spring Quality Rod from Korea The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its initiation of and preliminary results in the changed circumstances review regarding the requested exclusion of valve spring quality wire rod from the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from … Continue reading Carbon Rod Antidumping Order Preliminary Exclusions

US China Trade Negotiations Proceed

Linda Dempsey, NAM Vice President, International Economic Affairs After a brief lull since late February, US-China in-person negotiations resumed last week with a “lightning round” of negotiations in Beijing and a parallel round of talks in Washington this week, both focused heavily on bilateral text for potential bilateral agreement. NAM sources indicate that these discussions, … Continue reading US China Trade Negotiations Proceed