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Thoughts on Tariffs and Economic Incentive

Of the many reasons discussed when the Trump administration implemented the steel tariffs, one important consideration was boosting the national steel industry. This has the dual purpose of ensuring that our country can produce a certain amount of needed materials within our country rather than being reliant on overseas production and trade allies. Tariffs are also designed to boost our economy and offer higher quality jobs to citizens. Economies are [...]

Changes to the Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, What Does It Mean for Roll Forming?

President Trump decided not to extend the deadline that exempted trading partners including Canada, Mexico, and the EU from the tariff on steel and aluminum enacted in March. Other countries have become added to the list that face volume limits on the amount of steel they can bring into the U.S. Previously, Canada, Mexico, and the EU became excluded as a show of good faith as the U.S. re-negotiated trade [...]