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Solar Panels Made with Forced Labor in China are Entering the U.S. Via India, Bloomberg Reports

February 5, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

When the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) went into effect in 2022, one of the types of imports most often detained by U.S. Customs officials was solar products from China. In 2022 alone, 1,423 individual shipments of solar products […]


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FTC Announces Largest-Ever Civil Penalty for Made in USA Labeling Fraud

February 1, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Companies that claim to manufacture their products in America are on notice to refrain from falsely labeling their goods as “Made in USA” when they are in fact imported from overseas. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was constrained for many […]


Regulations

Vietnam up for Chips Act money

January 31, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Vietnam could receive money from the US Chips and Science Act, according to Jose Fernandez, U.S. undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment. Under the Act, $500 million has been earmarked for improving semiconductor training, cybersecurity and […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Texas Oil Regulators Ask State to Sue EPA Over Methane Rule

January 30, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Texas regulators on Jan. 30 formally asked the state’s attorney general to challenge the Biden administration’s rule that seeks to lower emissions from the oil and gas sector. The Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees the state’s massive oil and gas […]


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EU chip goal ‘totally unrealistic’ says ASML CEO

January 29, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

Investments in fab by TSMC, Bosch, NXP and Infineon are “good for the European car industry but it’s not enough. It’s not enough at all,” says Wennink, “if you want to get to 20%, you just have to calculate how […]


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Governors From 16 States Ask Biden to Roll Back EV Mandates

January 25, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Governors from 16 states have sent a letter to President Joe Biden, asking him to rescind his electric vehicle mandates in favor of letting the market determine adoption. “We are writing today on behalf of the American consumer to urge […]


Regulations

U.S. Trade Representative Letter Suggests an Increased Effort to Exclude Chinese EVs from the U.S. Market

January 18, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Biden administration appears to be planning to crack down on Chinese electric vehicle (EV) imports, according to a letter from the U.S. Trade Representative to the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party. The letter from Ambassador Katherine […]


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U.S. Industrial Policy Can’t Succeed Without Trade Enforcement

January 16, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The United States cannot invest in its factories and expect to reclaim its position as the world’s leading manufacturer and innovator without addressing the role trade has played and continues to play in eroding the sector, a recent New York […]


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Two U.S. Manufacturers Sue to End the Solar Tariff Moratorium

January 12, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Lost in the shuffle of current events last week came a notable bit of news: Two U.S. solar manufacturers have sued the Biden administration over its moratorium on tariffs affecting some solar panels imported from Southeast Asia. Auxin Solar Inc. […]


Regulations

Will the House Pass a China Bill in 2024? This Committee Chairman Wants to See it Happen

January 3, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chairman Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) plans to push Congress to pass legislation in 2024 focused on reforming the U.S.-China relationship, based on the 150 policy recommendations his committee published in December. […]


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Treasury Secretary Yellen Outlines U.S.-China Relationship Objectives for 2024

December 18, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen last week outlined three objectives for her agency’s engagement with China next year and announced that she will visit the nation in 2024, a signal the Biden administration is working to ease tensions with China. But […]


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U.S. Senators Allege Mexico isn’t Living Up to Its Steel Trade Commitments

December 14, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

A surge in steel imports from Mexico hasn’t gone unnoticed by members of the U.S. Senate. Fourteen of them, led by Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), are urging the Biden administration to press the Mexican government to adhere […]


Regulations

Maine Considering California-Esque EV Sales Incentives

December 13, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Maine environmental regulators are set to decide next week whether the state should join others in adopting California-style regulations to drastically limit the sale of new gas-powered vehicles. Supporters say the proposal before the Board of Environmental Protection on Dec. […]


Regulations

New York Commits $1 Billion to Albany Chip Development

December 12, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

New York state will spend $1 billion to expand research into chip technology in Albany, the state’s capital, with the goal of turning the region into a global center of semiconductor research and manufacturing, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Dec. 11. […]


Regulations

Proposed Rule Aims to Make Sure Freight Rail Cars Aren’t Made in China

December 11, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The federal government could soon take a step forward in better securing the nation’s freight railways, as it is considering placing new restrictions on new freight rail cars put into service. A proposed rule by the Federal Railroad Administration would […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Industrial Policy Continues to Fuel America’s Solar Manufacturing Growth

December 8, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Solar company Heliene Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has invested an additional $10 million in its original Mountain Iron, Minn., solar modules manufacturing and assembly line, creating more than 130 new jobs in the Iron Range. The company, which […]


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FTC Fines Another Company for False “Made in USA” Claims

December 6, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday announced action against a Florida company for falsely labeling its imported products as Made in the USA, along with claiming to be veteran-operated and not making good on promises to donate 10% of […]


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The House Select Committee on the CCP is Planning to Propose Revoking China’s Normalized Trade Status

December 5, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is preparing to recommend the United States revoke China’s permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status, which keeps the tariff rate on most Chinese imports to the United States […]


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Accelerated US patent filing for semiconductor innovations

December 4, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

“This new USPTO program will ensure we are prioritising critical intellectual property protections to incentivize investments in domestic semiconductor manufacturing,” Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo The pilot program is designed to accelerate improvements in the semiconductor industry by expediting examination […]


Regulations

Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Require the Government to Buy 100% American-Made Flags

November 7, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved the All-American Flag Act, legislation to require that the federal government only buy flags that are 100% produced in the United States. Right now, the government is able to purchase flags that contain only […]