Trade http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Mexico Rejects US Move to Slap Duties on Sugar Imports http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mexico-rejects-us-move-slap-duties-sugar-imports <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The U.S. Commerce Department Tuesday announced a preliminary decision imposing duties of three to 17% on the sugar imports to offset what it said were government subsidies to Mexican sugar producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mexico-rejects-us-move-slap-duties-sugar-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mexico-rejects-us-move-slap-duties-sugar-imports#comments Trade Global Economy News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:36:00 +0000 146511 at http://www.industryweek.com US Hails WTO Ruling Against Argentina Trade Policies http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-hails-wto-ruling-against-argentina-trade-policies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Argentina's protectionist measures impact a broad segment of U.S. exports, potentially affecting billions of dollars in U.S. exports each year," U.S. trade chief Michael Froman said.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-hails-wto-ruling-against-argentina-trade-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-hails-wto-ruling-against-argentina-trade-policies#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:33:00 +0000 146291 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Palace of the National Congress, Argentina&#39;s legislative branch of government, in Buenos Aires</p> Copyright Luis Davilla, Getty Images US Deficit in Manufactures Surges 19% -- Could Lead to Job Loss http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-deficit-manufactures-surges-19-could-lead-job-loss <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“China is clearly pursuing an export-led growth strategy to stimulate lagging GDP growth, including very large official foreign currency purchases to lower the exchange rate, and is achieving robust industrial growth, much if not most of which is for export,” said Ernest Preeg, MAPI Foundation senior advisor for international trade and finance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-deficit-manufactures-surges-19-could-lead-job-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-deficit-manufactures-surges-19-could-lead-job-loss#comments Trade Global Economy Workforce News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:08:00 +0000 146021 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>Copyright Mark Wilson</em></p> <p><em>Gettty Images News</em></p> The Overseas Sourcing Decision http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>MCT isn’t just a lead-time metric of office and shop floor operations. It also includes the time needed to deliver products to a customer’s point-of-use. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/next-generation-supply-management">Next Generation Supply Management</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/overseas-sourcing-decision#comments Customer Relationships Procurement Supplier Relationships Trade Global Economy Supply Chain Next Generation Supply Management Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 145801 at http://www.industryweek.com Manufacturers Agenda: Will Some Offshore Production Be Counted as US-Based? http://www.industryweek.com/mfg-reclassification%20 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A proposal to reclassify manufacturers that rely on outsourcing threatens to turn trade, employment and other economic reports updside-down.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/mfg-reclassification%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/mfg-reclassification%20#comments Competitiveness Trade Global Economy Leadership None Gold News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:00 +0000 144391 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Reclassifying manufacturers that outsource isn&#39;t as simply as it may first appear.</p> Maureen Doherty, U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics MAPI Warns US Exports to Asia on a Slow Boat http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mapi-warns-us-exports-asia-slow-boat <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>U.S. exports to Asia are growing much more slowly than for the rest of the world while trade deficits with that region are skyrocketing, according to a new report from the MAPI Foundation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mapi-warns-us-exports-asia-slow-boat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/mapi-warns-us-exports-asia-slow-boat#comments Trade Global Economy News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:32:00 +0000 144601 at http://www.industryweek.com Exports, Expertise Key to Chicago's Manufacturing Future http://www.industryweek.com/trade/exports-expertise-key-chicagos-manufacturing-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Manufacturing is the second-largest business sector in Chicago and easily the biggest driver of trade, but the city lags behind its potential, according to a new report commissioned by HSBC Bank.</p> <p>Despite the perception that manufacturing is &ldquo;yesterday&rsquo;s story,&rdquo; the report notes, the sector actually is a dominant force in Chicago&rsquo;s economy:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/exports-expertise-key-chicagos-manufacturing-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/exports-expertise-key-chicagos-manufacturing-future#comments Competitiveness Strategic Siting Trade News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 144291 at http://www.industryweek.com Rudolf Balasko/iStock/Thinkstock NAM Report Warns Foreign Competitors Outpacing US on Export Assistance http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The National Association of Manufacturers brought fresh ammo to the fight over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank today with release of a study that finds the U.S. is being outpaced by the export support its top competitors are providing to their industries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/global-manufacturer">The Global Manufacturer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/nam-report-warns-foreign-competitors-outpacing-us-export-assistance#comments Competitiveness Legislation Trade Global Economy The Global Manufacturer Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:09:00 +0000 144211 at http://www.industryweek.com Rare Earths Update: In Pursuit of Alternatives http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies and industrialized nations continue to seek ways to reduce their dependence on China for access to rare earths. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/rare-earths#comments Competitiveness Emerging Technologies Procurement Trade Global Economy Innovation Gold News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:00 +0000 143471 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Critical Materials Institute, an energy innovation hub for the Department of Energy, is housed in the DOE&#39;s Ames Laboratory and recently celebrated its first anniversary. Its missions is to assure the availability of rare earths and other materials critical to clean energy technologies. Shown here is a custom-modified 3-D printer for testing new magnet materials.</p> Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory Rare Earths -- What are They and How are They Used? [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Rare earths are a set of 17 chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically 57 through 71. Additionally, there are two more elements, scandium and yttrium, that are considered rare earth elements because they tend to occur in the same ore deposits and exhibit similar chemical properties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/rare-earths-what-are-they-and-how-are-they-used-slideshow#comments Competitiveness Procurement Trade Global Economy Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:21:00 +0000 142191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Rare Earth Oxides</p>