Taxes, Tariffs & Trade
Taxes, Tariffs & Trade Issues
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which is overseeing the exclusion request process for Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, has already received more than 40,000 exclusion requests. To help mitigate the backlog, BIS recently updated the exclusion request process. Also, the Secretary of Commerce is now […]
Now that all three lists of Section 301 Chinese imports subject to tariffs have been finalized, the exclusion process has begun. While to date, no exclusions have been granted, Christine J. Sohar Henter, of counsel with NAFEM’s legal partner Barnes & Thornburg, says, “The initial submissions that have all been denied give us a ‘sneak […]
On behalf of its members, NAFEM has responded to an advance notice of potential rulemaking from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a process to obtain product exclusions from the additional tariffs in effect on certain products imported from China under the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property.
In last month’s Advocacy Update, we introduced the Coalition of America Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU), a group NAFEM and other organizations have joined to oppose the recently enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. An important aspect of CAMMU’s success is being able to personalize and monetize the impact of the tariffs on U.S. businesses.
President Trump’s recent announcement and official order to implement a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports could have large implications on U.S. manufacturers. Read NAFEM’s position and what these tariffs mean to foodservice E&S industry here.
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