Taxes, Tariffs & Trade

President implements steel and aluminum tariffs

On March 8, President Trump approved a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported […]


White House extends EU, Canada and Mexico steel/aluminum tariff exceptions.

Issue Overview President Trump has extended the 25% tariff exception on imported steel and 10% on imported aluminum from the […]



In addition to monitoring tariffs on Chinese imports, NAFEM has joined a newly formed group, the Coalition of American Metal […]


NAFEM statement on White House announcement on 232 steel and aluminum tariffs

“NAFEM opposes President Trump’s plan to impose steep tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported […]


NAFEM opposes potential tariffs on imported steel

NAFEM and a coalition of 14 other steel-consuming associations sent a letter to the Trump administration opposing potential tariffs on imported steel. […]


Economic and business implications of the new tax act

To better understand the economic and business implications of the new tax act, NAFEM spoke with two leaders at the National […]


Campaign against union “card check” bill making headway – NAFEM members again urged to call, write congress

This bill, better called “card check” legislation, would replace current law that requires a secret ballot before a union is […]


Congressional small business committee supports action on “business activity” taxes

This bipartisan action, somewhat uncommon in an election year, is a welcome development. Legislation to make clear that states cannot […]


NAFEM campaigns to rein in state “business activity” taxes

Bills to clarify that states can impose these “business activity” taxes – essentially a form of income tac – only […]


New congress moving on several trade issues

The House Ways & Means Committee has asked the Department of Commerce (DOC) to delay an action that would change […]