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On Jan. 15, China and the U.S. signed the Phase One trade deal that left the 25 percent Section 301 tariffs on Lists 1, 2 and 3 untouched. These are the tariffs that most substantially impact NAFEM members. The deal, which becomes effective Feb. 14, did reduce tariffs on List 4A from 15 percent to […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) continues its efforts to reduce high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. At a Jan. 30 public workshop in Sacramento, CARB will present its draft regulation and proposed guidelines for an incentive program required by Senate Bill1013.  Here is a link to the […]

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A legal challenge to the Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has been filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade. The challenge seeks to prove that the Secretary of Commerce’s interpretation of the term “national security,” upon which the tariffs are based, is invalid.

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Governors from 24 states and Puerto Rico formed the U.S. Climate Alliance in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The bipartisan coalition committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The governors, who represent 55 percent of the U.S. population, are addressing climate […]

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A variety of issues in the commercial foodservice equipment and supplies industry are likely to take center stage in 2020. According to NAFEM President Joe Carlson, CFSP, president, Lakeside Manufacturing Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., “NAFEM will continue to leverage its seat at the table and the visibility we have gained in Washington, D.C., to represent the […]

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As part of its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) held a Dec. 11, 2019, public workshop to discuss ways of capturing, sequestering and using greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reduce or reverse global warming. The workshop included presentations from companies already capturing carbon at large scale to help […]

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A new research study by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that U.S. tariffs “continue to be almost entirely borne by U.S. firms and consumers.” The study also finds that tariffs are closely correlated with import reductions. Results are similar across sectors.

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Berkeley, Calif. is the first U.S. city to ban new natural gas hook-ups to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More than 12 other cities in California have passed similar regulations that have yet to go into effect. Brookline, Mass., near Boston, passed a similar rule and Seattle is considering a ban.

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The U.S. House and Senate have approved the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA gives U.S. farmers greater access to Canada’s agriculture market.

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