Posts Tagged ‘ tariffs ’

With a Pile of Lumber on Hand, I Aim to Buck the Trend

Dec 22nd, 2020

It’s the year of DYI. Or so say the statistics, as in 2020 more homeowners report they’re tackling their own home improvement projects than ever before. Meanwhile, if you’ve read my past blogs (or happen to know me), then you know that they’re all DIY years for me. But 2020 was going to be different. […]

Some Import Duties Temporarily Postponed

Apr 21st, 2020

As part of ongoing relief efforts for U.S. businesses, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that it’s temporarily postponing deadlines for importers to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes and fees. A temporary final rule was issued over the weekend by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Treasury, […]

Fenestration Industry Optimistic of What Phase One Trade Deal with China Means

Dec 16th, 2019

Organizations in the fenestration industry are hopeful after the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. and China on what the government is calling the Phase One trade deal that may reduce current tariffs and canceled tariffs set to go into effect December 15. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement […]

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Reinstated on Brazil and Argentina

Dec 2nd, 2019

President Trump announced Monday morning that tariffs would be restored immediately on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina in response to the countries devaluing their currencies. Both Brazil and Argentina were exempt from the original Section 232 tariffs imposed in March 2018, which placed a 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum. […]

Door and Window Companies Brace for Chinese Import Tariff Increases

Oct 3rd, 2019

Many U.S. companies are bracing for the impact that tariff increases on over $500-billion-worth of Chinese imports will have on their businesses. The door and window market is among the list of industries that are expecting to be significantly affected. As October 15 approaches, the date that the first three stages of increases are set […]

Antidumping Rate Revision on Canadian Lumber Suspended by Binational Panel

Sep 10th, 2019

In a recent development of a legal complaint from several U.S.-based lumber companies over a Canadian softwood tariffs revision that excused a handful of Canadian companies from paying tariffs, a binational panel review urged the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to review its decision that raised duties on lumber imports from Canada. The panel, assembled […]

Manufacturers Brace for Impacts of Increased Tariffs

May 13th, 2019

Despite months of negotiations, President Donald Trump announced an increase in tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese products Friday. Fenestration products—including iron, steel and wood door, window and frame components—are among the Chinese goods affected by the newly imposed 25% tariff, up from the 10% rate implemented in September 2018. The administration also […]

Tariff Increase Threatened Ahead of Talks with China

May 7th, 2019

President Donald Trump is putting the pressure on China leading up to trade talks in Washington, D.C., Wednesday—returning to prior threats for increased tariffs. In a Twitter post made Sunday, May 5, the president said that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products would increase from 10% to 25% as soon as the following […]

With Chinese Officials in Washington, Tariffs Hang in the Balance

Apr 4th, 2019

As Chinese officials visit Washington, D.C., this week to resume talks of trade, U.S.-based manufacturers await further details regarding any potential agreements. With tariffs on materials used in door and window products hanging in the balance, manufacturers hold a hopeful eye on the situation, expecting to at least dodge increases. “It was the most recent […]

Panel Sings Praises of Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

Dec 13th, 2018

Tariffs on steel and aluminum have created many uncertainties within the door and window industries and the general U.S. market. However, a new report claims tariffs have been effective at increasing jobs and aluminum production in the U.S. The National Press Club recently held an event called, “The Real Economic Effects of President’s Trump’s 232 […]

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