Commerce Delays AD Investigation Preliminary Determination for 7 Countries

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has postponed its preliminary determinations in the antidumping (AD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The DOC’s preliminary dumping determinations in these investigations are now due by October 24, 2017. The current schedule for the … Continue reading Commerce Delays AD Investigation Preliminary Determination for 7 Countries

USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigation of China’s Intellectual Property Practices

On Friday, August 18, the US Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation of China’s intellectual property practices pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Section 301 is the principal statutory authority under which the United States may impose trade sanctions against foreign countries whose acts, policies and practices violate trade … Continue reading USTR Initiates Section 301 Investigation of China’s Intellectual Property Practices

ENFORCE Act at Work: CPB Acts on Illegal Imports from China

AWPA Member Companies worked hard through many consecutive Congressional sessions to finally get the ENFORCE Act passed last year, and the legislation is working. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) is exercising it’s authority under the Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) to address transshipment to evade antidumping duty orders for wire hangers from China. CPB has … Continue reading ENFORCE Act at Work: CPB Acts on Illegal Imports from China

Summer 2017 Regulatory Update is Here

Twice a year AWPA’s Director of Government Relations, Janet Kopenhaver, pulls together an update on the status of regulations that AWPA’s Environmental, Health & Safety Committee feels may have an impact on our industry. You can take a look at the regulations we are tracking here, on the Environmental, Health & Safety page of AWPA’s … Continue reading Summer 2017 Regulatory Update is Here

Wire & Wire Products Caucus Briefing – Invite Your Representative

At the September meeting, the AWPA will again hold a US House of Representatives Wire & Wire Products Caucus Briefing. We will hear the latest on Congress’ efforts on trade from both sides of the aisle, and developments affecting our industry. Please invite you representative and their staffers to attend this important event. It is … Continue reading Wire & Wire Products Caucus Briefing – Invite Your Representative

Govt Affairs Conference: Ken Monahan to Speak on NAFTA Renegotiation

Ken Monahan, Director for International Economic Affairs Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will address AWPA members at the upcoming Government Affairs Conference. He will discuss the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation, and what it may mean for the manufacturing industry.  At NAM, Mr. Monahan works with NAM member companies to develop and advocate the association’s positions … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conference: Ken Monahan to Speak on NAFTA Renegotiation

Govt Affairs Conference: Speakers Confirmed for Wire & Wire Products Caucus Briefing

On Day 2 of the Government Affairs Conference, AWPA heads to Capitol Hill for a briefing of the US House of Representatives Wire & Wire Products Caucus, followed by visits with legislators. At the briefing we will hear from 2 trade experts from the US House Ways and Means Committee.  Speaking will be Joshua Snead Trade … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conference: Speakers Confirmed for Wire & Wire Products Caucus Briefing

The Manufacturing Institute 2018 STEP Ahead Award nominations are Now Open!

The Manufacturing Institute designed the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative to showcase the impact of women in manufacturing to help attract and retain the talent we need to succeed. STEP Ahead honors women on a national platform—from the factory floor to the C-suite—who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing. We hope … Continue reading The Manufacturing Institute 2018 STEP Ahead Award nominations are Now Open!

NAFTA Renegotiation Begins in August 2017

Excerpt from an article by Clint Long, Attorney, King and Spalding In July, USTR announced that the first round of NAFTA renegotiation will occur from August 16 to August 20 in Washington. According to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the renegotiation process may continue into 2018. Since Ambassador Lighthizer notified Congress in May that President Trump intended to begin … Continue reading NAFTA Renegotiation Begins in August 2017

Register Today for the Government Affairs Conference, September 25-27

At this year’s meeting you will hear from experts on international trade, get an update on NAFTA renegotiation, and hear the latest about regulatory reform. Come to Washington, DC this September to network with colleagues and customers, and to speak to lawmakers to advocate for your company and for domestic steel wire manufacturing. There may … Continue reading Register Today for the Government Affairs Conference, September 25-27