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Presidential Proclamations Impose Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel Imports

by Jones Day on

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed proclamations imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. The tariffs are being imposed pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 following reports from the...more

Trump Administration Signals Exemptions To Steel Tariffs Are A Long Shot

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Builders and manufacturers who rely on imported steel as a major input may want to rethink their procurement strategy in light of an executive domestic preference decree issued last week. Under President Trump’s Proclamation...more

5 Steps to Obtaining an Exemption under President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

If your company is a U.S. consumer of imported steel or aluminum, the new tariffs announced by President Trump on March 8, 2018 are bad news. The good news is that you can petition the government for exclusions of certain...more

Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Poised to Have Big Impact

by Burr & Forman on

President Trump recently announced his intent to make good on his campaign promise to impose new, significant tariffs on many imports of steel and aluminum products to the United States. The announcement followed a Department...more

President Trump Announces Steel And Aluminum Tariffs With Exemptions For Canada And Mexico

by Dickinson Wright on

President Donald Trump surprised even his own senior staff on March 1 when he announced his intention to impose global tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum....more

President Announces Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Products

President Trump has issued a proclamation providing for additional 25 percent tariffs on imports of certain steel products and 10 percent tariffs on imports of certain aluminum products. The Administration's position is that...more

NAFTA Update

The 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs announced today, and effective 15 days from now, raise a new cloud over the NAFTA negotiations. Although they temporarily exempt Canada and Mexico, the Administration has made it clear...more

Chips on Their Shoulders: CFIUS Intervenes in Broadcom’s Hostile Takeover Bid for Qualcomm

• CFIUS takes an unprecedented step to fend off a potential foreign acquisition • The threat that China will eclipse the U.S. in telecommunications infrastructure and technology is central to U.S. national security •...more

Clanging: Here Come Those New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs!

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed two Presidential Proclamations, one dealing with additional tariffs on steel and the other with additional tariffs on aluminum. As has been widely reported in the general press, those...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Heath insurance behemoth Cigna has agreed to buy Express Scripts—a “pharmacy benefits manger”—for $67 billion in cash and stock, including assuming $15 billion of its debt. The merger is one of a series of big moves in the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The US government’s determination that Broadcom’s hostile takeover bid of Qualcomm “could pose a national security risk” is complicating an already high-stakes (and unwelcomed) overture by Broadcom. The Committee on Foreign...more

NAFTA Renegotiations - Likelihood of possible outcomes

by Dentons on

As Canada, the US and Mexico engage in Round seven of the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the results remain uncertain. However, a few plausible outcomes have emerged. These scenarios are as...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

US regulators are asking Qualcomm to delay its annual shareholder meeting in order to give them more time to investigate whether Singapore-based Broadcom’s takeover bid would threaten US national security....more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 13 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 7: Speculation Abound

by Benesch on

This publication is our thirteenth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

Trump Annouces Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

by Cozen O'Connor on

President Trump announced he will impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to protect U.S. producers. Trump said the tariffs would include a 25% duty on foreign steel and 10% for aluminum. While there has not been an...more

Another Round of NAFTA Talks Begin

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Sunday, U.S., Canadian, and Mexican negotiators began a seventh round of North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) re-negotiations in Mexico City....more

Softwood Lumber Update: WTO Affirms US Methodology in Determining the Benefit Attributable to Log Export Restrictions in Indonesia...

by Dickinson Wright on

Canada’s efforts to defend its controversial restrictions on the export of logs from British Columbia (LERs) took a recent blow, as a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel affirmed the United States Department of Commerce’s...more

NAFTA 2.0: Where Are We Going and When We Might Get There?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Recently, Bennett Jones LLP and Global Public Affairs hosted a panel in Toronto that looked closely at the status of the NAFTA negotiations, potential outcomes and steps businesses can take to prepare. I was joined by Martin...more

President’s decision on imported solar cells and modules takes effect

On January 23, 2018, the White House released its long-awaited decision on safeguard measures to limit imports of solar cells and modules. The President’s decision follows the US International Trade Commission’s (ITC)...more

A closer look at round six of the NAFTA negotiations

by Dentons on

Round six of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Montreal on January 29, 2018. Trade ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico rejoined the talks this round with the aim of creating movement on contentious chapters....more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 12 – NAFTA Renegotiation Part 6: Slow Progress in Montreal

by Benesch on

This publication is our twelfth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

Economic Boom and Government Policies Make Now a Good Time to Invest in the U.S.

For multinational companies that have been eyeing initial U.S. investments or considering expansion of their existing presence in the U.S., a variety of economic and policy developments make this an ideal time to consider...more

Top 8 Forecasts for the 2018 Automotive M&A Landscape

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

2017 was a strong year for the automotive sector and related M&A activity, and we’re looking to generally continue that momentum in the year ahead. The new automotive ecosystem, in which traditional OEMs and automotive...more

Trump Administration Imposes Solar and Washing Machine Tariffs; Faces Bigger Near-Term Trade Decisions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Trump Administration yesterday imposed steep tariffs on imported large residential washing machines and imported solar cell modules in separate cases that were initiated under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. The...more

NAFTA Renegotiations and Agriculture

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 8, 2018, President Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual conference. During his speech, President Trump said his administration is working on negotiating a good deal for farmers in the...more

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