Ad Valorem Tariffs are Now Official

It’s official Ad valorem tariffs are now mandated on steel and aluminum imports from all countries, now including Canada, Mexico and the European Union.  As of midnight on June 1, 2018, an additional 25% duty will be placed on imported steel and an additional 10% […]

Possible Tariffs to affect Automotive Industry

New Tariffs On Auto Imports Just last week, significant developments made way in the automotive sector in regards to trade policy. However, the deadlines presented in the coming week (May 28-June 2) may lead to even greater disruption in the auto and advanced manufacturing sectors and […]

Possible Retaliation Tariffs from India and European Union

The European Union and India have just separately announced planned tariffs that target over $7 billion in annual exports from the United States in response to the USA tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum.  In recent news, the United States imposed anti-dumping taxes […]

China and United States Trade Discussions

Just recently President Trump visited Beijing for trade discussions.   both sides reached a consensus on some trade issues while acknowledging major disagreements on some matters both sides outlined a series of tough demands both sides agreed to keep discussions on the table We picked up […]

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Postponed

Canada, Mexico and Europe President Trump just announced the recent aluminum and steel tariff country exemptions have been postponed until June 1, 2018.  Originally, Canada and Mexico would be exempt from the Section 232 duties imposed, 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum until May […]

NAFTA being Pushed to Pass Congress Quickly

New Negotiated NAFTA in May? United States, Canada, and Mexico are aiming to announce an agreement to a new negotiated NAFTA in principle by early May.  Negotiators are working around the clock on this and plan to work through the weekend and the ministers will […]

USTR Releases List of Imports from China to be taxed; China Retaliates

The Office of the United States Trade Representative released the proposed tariff list on Chinese products under Section 301 on April 3, 2018.  The USTR states that these tariffs are in response to China’s unfair trade practices, and when President Trump signed an executive memorandum […]

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Taxes on Chinese Imports, China-U.S. Trade War, Made in China 2025

President Trump signed an executive memorandum to issue tariffs on numerous Chinese goods. The White House plans to impose tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese annual imports into the United States in response to intellectual property violations and will be targeting more than 100 different […]