New Legislation Proposes Dramatic Labor Law Changes

Legislation from 2019 has risen again in the House of Representatives. This legislation includes the highly controversial requirement that employers turn over private employee information to union organizers without the employee’s permission. The AWPA will sign on to a letter from National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) opposing the PRO Act. Your company can also act … Continue reading New Legislation Proposes Dramatic Labor Law Changes

Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – Preliminary Results

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published its preliminary results in the administrative review of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The review originally covered five Mexican producers/exporters during the period from October 1, 2018 through September 30, … Continue reading Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – Preliminary Results

American Metal Manufacturers and Users Call on President Biden to Terminate Section 232 Tariffs

The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU)  released a letter today sent to President Joe Biden requesting the immediate termination of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports enacted under the Trump administration.  Imposed almost three years ago, the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs have damaged US consuming industries that … Continue reading American Metal Manufacturers and Users Call on President Biden to Terminate Section 232 Tariffs

Changes to 232 Exclusion Process, and Generally Approved Exclusionss

On December 14, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce published an interim final rule (“Interim Final Rule”) which makes changes to the process for seeking exclusions from tariffs imposed on steel (and aluminum) imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The Interim Final … Continue reading Changes to 232 Exclusion Process, and Generally Approved Exclusionss

New Executive Order on Buy American

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel President Biden issued an Executive Order, which will tighten restrictions on the Federal Government’s purchases by increasing domestic content requirements for contracts and requiring agencies to close loopholes for determining country of origin. The order also sets a 180-day deadline for the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council … Continue reading New Executive Order on Buy American

Data for Members in the Construction Market

For AWPA member companies in the construction market, we have received a report from Ken Simonson, Chief Economist with the Associated General Contractors of America. Ken Simonson has spoken at several AWPA meetings, most recently the 2017 Breakfast at Interwire. A December update on Coronavirus impacts on the construction industry is available here. Simonson’s newsletter … Continue reading Data for Members in the Construction Market

2021 Annual Meeting is Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the 2021 Annual meeting, to be held in February, has been cancelled due to covid-19 conditions. The next meeting will be the Government Affairs Conference in September 2021. We hope to have dates  and locations for  both the September meeting and the 2022 Annual Meeting shortly.

Third Sunset Review of AD and CVD Orders on Steel Wire Rod

Today, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced that the antidumping (AD) orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad & Tobago and the countervailing duty (CVD) order on wire rod from Brazil will be continued for a further period of five years. There was one vote … Continue reading Third Sunset Review of AD and CVD Orders on Steel Wire Rod