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Issue Overview While the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Canada and Mexico were removed in May, they continue for numerous countries. Twenty-five percent tariffs on steel currently impact all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Ten percent tariffs on aluminum currently impact all countries except Argentina, Australia, […]

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Help elected officials understand the trade challenges you face and why the USMCA is important to your business.

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Restaurant buyers, commercial kitchens, health departments and others across the U.S, Europe and in other global markets, often require equipment that is NSF International certified. So, what is NSF and how are its standards developed?

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California Assembly Bill 161, if approved, would prohibit businesses from automatically providing consumers with paper receipts after Jan. 1, 2024.

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While the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Canada and Mexico were removed in May, they continue for numerous countries. Twenty-five percent tariffs on steel currently impact all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. Ten percent tariffs on aluminum currently impact all countries except Argentina, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is charged with guiding the country’s transition to a global clean energy economy.

 

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The House and Senate are in session July 9-12, 15-18 and 23-26.

The Senate is also in session July 8, 18, 22 and 29-31.

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During the May meetings of NAFEM’s Technical Liaison Committee and Data Protocol Subcommittee, members were reminded that every piece of equipment and device connected to a network requires rigorous cybersecurity monitoring. According to TechRepublic, manufacturing companies are “the new low-hanging fruit” for cybersecurity since banks and tech companies have strengthened their protections. Members should consider their vulnerabilities that could lead to a cyberattack.

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