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China: U.S, China Wrap Up Three Days of Negotiations with Positive Tone, Long Road Ahead

From Ryan Ong, Director, International Business Policy, National Association of Manufacturers Top line: Earlier today in Beijing, U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up the first round of in-person negotiations under the 90-day tariff pause agreed to in December by President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Though the two sides did not announce any joint deliverables, both … Continue reading China: U.S, China Wrap Up Three Days of Negotiations with Positive Tone, Long Road Ahead

Congress Takes Aim At Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

By Metals Service Center Institute Despite being preoccupied with the partial government shutdown, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter in December to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer asking that the Trump administration end the Section 232 tariffs on imports from Canada and Mexico. The letter argued, “American farmers, manufacturers, workers, and consumers will … Continue reading Congress Takes Aim At Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

Shutdown Affects 232 Exclusion Requests; Lawmakers Continue To Oppose Penalties For Canada, Mexico

By Metals Service Center Institute The partial US government shutdown is now into its third week and lawmakers and the White House seem to be no closer to a deal to provide appropriations for the unfunded departments. The following departments have ceased most operations: Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, … Continue reading Shutdown Affects 232 Exclusion Requests; Lawmakers Continue To Oppose Penalties For Canada, Mexico

Operations Managers Meeting Oct 16-17: Is Your Company Represented?

The earlybird registration deadline for the 2018 Operations Managers meeting is tomorrow. We hope that those of you who were at the Government Affairs conference last week, and heard AWPA President John T. Johnson speaking about the importance of this meeting to operations personnel, have contacted the people at your company who would benefit from … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting Oct 16-17: Is Your Company Represented?

2018 Operations Managers Meeting: Register Today – Earlybird Discount Ends Thursday!

The Operations Managers Meeting is fast approaching. Are there operations personnel at your company who could benefit from this year’s program? Here’s some of what they’ll see. Building a Safety-First Culture Safety is a uniting element of the manufacturing industry. Everyone knows it’s important and essential to operations, and everyone is trying to improve their … Continue reading 2018 Operations Managers Meeting: Register Today – Earlybird Discount Ends Thursday!