Job Losses To Increase as a Result of New Tariffs on Allied Countries

Economist Laura Baughman of the Trade Partnership has issued an Updated Policy Brief on the estimated impacts of the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs.  This includes almost 13,000 job losses in the category of Fabricated Metal Products. This version, dated June 5, does two things: (1)           It reflects the current state of play of the … Continue reading Job Losses To Increase as a Result of New Tariffs on Allied Countries

Economic Firm Issues “Estimated Impacts of Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum”

Independent economists Dr. Joseph Francois and Laura M. Baughman of the Trade Partnership Worldwide, LLC have issued a Policy Brief which estimates the impact on the US economy of the tariffs and retaliation by trading partners.  The brief includes state-by-state job losses in every state.  Some highlights include: The tariffs and retaliation would increase US … Continue reading Economic Firm Issues “Estimated Impacts of Tariffs on Steel & Aluminum”

2018 Government Affairs Conference: Political Update from David Wasserman

The mid-tem election is getting closer every minute. Most days, it seems the craziness increases minute by minute as well. Come to DC in September to get the latest scoop from one of the nation’s top independent election forecasters. David Wasserman will strip away the insanity and provide a measured analysis of the upcoming election. … Continue reading 2018 Government Affairs Conference: Political Update from David Wasserman

OSHA to Amend Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule that would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to submit information from their Form 300A summaries. OSHA … Continue reading OSHA to Amend Reporting Requirements

Registration is Open for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Registration is now open for this year’s Operations Managers Meeting October 16-17 in Indianapolis, IN. The program is packed with information your managers can use to improve operations at your facilities, and for the first time, Fort Wayne Metals is hosting the AWPA plant tour. It’s a great opportunity to get additional training and skills for … Continue reading Registration is Open for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Government Affairs Conference Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Rufus Yerxa

Haven’t registered for the Government Affairs Conference yet? Don’t wait! The program is packed with information from experts on international trade. Here’s just one: Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Rufus Yerxa Ambassador Yerxa became President of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) in May 2016. The NFTC, founded in 1914, is the leading trade association dedicated solely … Continue reading Government Affairs Conference Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Rufus Yerxa

Operations Managers Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-17

This year’s Operations Managers Meeting will have a focus on safety – come hear from AWPA members about what’s working at their facilities. During Tuesday’s General Session, we’ll have a panel of safety professionals from AWPA companies speaking about their safety programs, and how they are handling the latest challenges. We will also hear from … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-17

2018 Government Affairs Conference Registration is Open Now

Free Trade, Fair Trade, and Trade Wars? And what’s going on with the Mid-Terms? Last year’s cautious optimism in manufacturing has been replaced by broad uncertainty and supply chain chaos. After the positive effect of tax reform and the more moderate approach to regulation by the current Administration, the economy was moving ahead. Now, the … Continue reading 2018 Government Affairs Conference Registration is Open Now

AIIS and Member Companies File Lawsuit against Section 232

On June 27, 2018, the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and two of its members – Sim-Tex LP, a Texas-based importer and wholesaler of steel pipe, and Kurt Orban Parts LLC, a California-based importer of a variety of steel products – filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) regarding Section … Continue reading AIIS and Member Companies File Lawsuit against Section 232

Section 301 Tariffs from the US and Retaliation by China Set for Friday, July 6

As a result of the finding that Chinese Intellectual Property practices are ‘Unreasonable or Discriminatory and Burden or Restrict US Commerce’, the Trump Administration is set to impose 25% tariffs on $34 billion in imports from China (List 1).  There is a threat of an additional $16 billion to be imposed at a future date … Continue reading Section 301 Tariffs from the US and Retaliation by China Set for Friday, July 6

Section 232 Retaliations Hit the United States

With the addition of Canada, Mexico and the European Union (EU) countries to Trump’s Section 232 Steel Tariffs of 25%, these trading partners are finalizing and imposing retaliatory tariffs on US exports.  A full list of retaliations is being tracked by the National Association of Manufacturers. These rod and wire items will face 25% tariffs … Continue reading Section 232 Retaliations Hit the United States