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Congressional Commission’s Report: Revoke Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China

November 15, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

On the heels of the first meeting between Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping since Biden became president, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released its 2022 annual report Tuesday that outlined 39 policy recommendations to Congress to […]


Regulations

Remember: It’s Not Industrial Policy Without Trade Enforcement

September 21, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

There’s been a lot done this Congress to build the foundation of a widespread U.S. industrial policy. Here’s how it shakes out: You’ve got your Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that passed last year and established a market for manufactured goods via […]


Regulations

Supporting American Workers Against the Unfair Trade Practices of China’s Government

December 3, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing on Thursday to discuss efforts to support U.S. workers and businesses – along with the environment — in the face of China’s continued unfair trade practices. With expert witnesses […]


Regulations

Senators Call for Reshoring of Manufacturing During “Crisis Brings Consensus” Event

May 22, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle agree: The coronavirus crisis proves it is time to get to work and bring America’s critical manufacturing home. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) joined Democratic Sens. Tammy […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford CEO Says Trump Metals Tariffs Took $1 Billion of Profit

September 26, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Ford Motor Co. (IW 500/3) Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett encouraged the Trump administration to resolve trade disputes quickly or it could do “more damage” to his company, which is already suffering losses from tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump. […]


Regulations

Manufacturers Liken Impact of Tariffs to Obama-Era Regulations

September 26, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Tariffs are beginning to offset some of the positive impacts that American manufacturers have enjoyed since President Donald Trump started rolling back regulations, according to Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufactures. “If you look back a couple […]


Regulations

Trump’s pledge to help China’s ZTE spurs backlash in Washington

May 14, 2018

Via: Reuters

Trump said on Sunday that he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to help ZTE Corp revive jobs after the company ran afoul of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran by selling telecom equipment made with U.S. components. His decision […]


Regulations

Workers Want President Trump to Act on Steel Imports — But Some Aren’t Expecting Much

January 12, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Trump has 90 days to safeguard American-made steel. It’s all on President Trump now. The Commerce Department on Thursday evening announced it had officially submitted to President Trump its national security investigation into steel imports. Trump now has 90 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

New Legislation Aims to Strengthen Trade Enforcement and Boost U.S. Manufacturing

June 7, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

While President Trump turns his attention to infrastructure this week (and um, tweets about some other stuff), lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing new legislation to encourage manufacturing job creation. Introduced by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), the Jobs & Trade Competitiveness Act […]


Regulations

Steel Industry to Commerce Department: Overcapacity is a Security Concern

May 25, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Executives urge Trump administration to push ahead with investigation. A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced a special investigation into the impact of steel imports on U.S. national security. Do you remember? It’s referred to as a Section 232 […]


Regulations

Commerce Dept. investigates steel imports used in auto parts

May 17, 2017

Via: Automotive News

The Department of Commerce is looking into U.S. steel industry complaints that several foreign competitors have gained an unfair advantage by selling specialty steel tubing at artificially low prices, or benefiting from state subsidies. The review of cold-drawn mechanical tubing, […]


Process, Production

Mexican auto exports rise 16% in April as production ramps up

May 9, 2017

Via: Automotive News

Mexico’s auto exports rose 16 percent in April compared with the same month a year earlier, and output was up 3.2 percent, the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) said on Monday. Mexico exported 228,810 vehicles and produced 278,173 vehicles in […]


Regulations

Time to Bust Some Myths About Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Imports Investigations

May 3, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

There’s a lot of misinformation out there. President Trump signed an executive order on April 20 to initiate a Commerce Department investigation to determine whether foreign steel imports threaten national security. A week later, he signed another order launching the […]


Regulations

Trump Bangs Out a Few More Executive Orders

May 2, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Donald Trump, a man who has contemplated Citizen Kane, gave a big ol’ speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this week. It was identical in style to speeches he delivered during campaign rallies: A style I like to call freewheelin’. He […]


Regulations

From Medium: 100 Days In, How is Trump Doing on Trade?

May 1, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Trump rode into office pledging to shake things up for the working class. How’s that going? President Trump marks his 100th day in office on Saturday Jan. 29. He’s celebrating by holding a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania, and there are even rumors […]


Regulations

President Trump Signs Order to Launch Aluminum Imports Investigation

April 28, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Another “Section 232” investigation for the Trump administration. Will it lead to action? First steel, now aluminum. President Donald Trump officially signed an executive order on Thursday afternoon to initiate a Section 232(b) investigation into aluminum imports. Overseen by the Commerce […]


Regulations

The Steel Industry Isn’t Rebounding Quite Yet, But Hopefully the Worst is Behind Us

March 30, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Steel industry leaders tell Congress we must stay vigilant against unfairly traded imports. Steel executives, union leaders and manufacturing experts told Members of Congress on Wednesday that America’s steel industry remains at risk because of unfair foreign imports, noting that a further […]


Regulations

Expansion of Airbus Fraud Probe Increases Scrutiny of Middlemen

March 17, 2017

Via: Industry Week

French authorities joined the U.K. in a corruption probe of Airbus Group SE (IW 1000/44) centered on allegations of fraudulent practices related to selling planes and arranging aircraft financing. The probe by the Parquet National Financier follows steps by the […]


Regulations

US and Canada Both Gain from NAFTA

March 16, 2017

Via: Industry Week

President Trump has already met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about his plans to re-negotiate NAFTA, which he often called “the worst trade deal in the history of this country” on the campaign […]


Regulations

The Trade Deficit Increased 9.6 Percent in January — and People Are Talking About It.

March 9, 2017

Via: the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Everybody’s talking about the trade deficit this week. Well, come sit by us, everybody! In case you missed it, new trade figures released on Tuesday showed that the goods and services deficit rose to $48.5 billion in January, a 9.6 […]