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Oct 2018
October 17, 2018

Suppliers Begin to Tackle Tariff Costs

The Trump Administration recently imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and tariffs on Chinese imports under Section 301 (see related blog HERE). The political response has been mixed, with debate over whether the tariffs will actually help American businesses at all. It remains unclear.

Aug 2018
August 08, 2018

The Road to Tariff Exemptions is Paved with Red Tape

On March 1, 2018, The White House announced sweeping tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) imported into the United States (read related blog entry HERE). Shortly thereafter, the Administration outlined a tariff exemption process whereby the Department of Commerce would receive, review and process requests within 90 days. According to one source, now four months into the program, just 700 of the 27,000 requests have been fully reviewed with only 266 requests granted. 

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