Posts Tagged ‘ tariffs ’

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 […]

Tariff Rate Increase Put on Pause Amid New Discussions

Dec 3rd, 2018

The United States will not raise the rate of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products to 25 percent on January 1, 2019, as previously planned, according to a statement from the White House. Tariffs will remain at the current 10-percent rate imposed on September 24, 2018, for at least another 90 days. The […]

Trump Threatens Another Round of Chinese Tariffs

Oct 15th, 2018

The President has threatened to impose another round of tariffs on China. In a “60 Minutes” interview with CBS on Sunday, Trump claimed the Chinese involvement in American politics was a “bigger problem” than possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election. Trump stated on “60 Minutes” that while he did not want to push the […]

NAFTA Renegotiated but Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Remain

Oct 2nd, 2018

The U.S., Canada and Mexico have come to an agreement on trade after months of renegotiating the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, however, were not resolved. The updated trade deal, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), must undergo a 60-day review period in Congress before the President can […]

U.S. Imposes 10 Percent Tariff on Some Chinese Fenestration Products

Sep 18th, 2018

Chinese materials used in the fenestration industry will be subject to a 10 percent tariff effective September 24, 2018. The Trump Administration announced a finalized list of $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods Monday. Starting January 1, 2019, the new tariffs will increase to 25 percent. The tariff list includes: Stainless steel, doors, windows and their frames, and thresholds for doors Iron or steel (o/than stainless), doors, windows and their frames, and thresholds for  door […]

Canadian Fenestration Organizations Ask Government to Negotiate Trade

Sep 5th, 2018

It is a critical time for the fenestration industry as trade negotiations continue between the U.S. and Canada. The tariffs imposed by both the American Government and the Canadian Government have increased the cost of building supplies, and Canadian industries are feeling the effects. In a recent letter to Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign […]

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