Trade http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en US Trade Deficit Narrows as Imports Slump Most in Seven Years http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-trade-deficit-narrows-imports-slump-most-seven-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The gap narrowed 13.9% to $40.4 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-trade-deficit-narrows-imports-slump-most-seven-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-trade-deficit-narrows-imports-slump-most-seven-years#comments Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 04 May 2016 13:21:00 +0000 280891 at http://www.industryweek.com New EU Union Customs Code Rules Take Effect http://www.industryweek.com/trade/new-eu-union-customs-code-rules-take-effect <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The new Union Customs Code (UCC) will introduce more efficient clearance procedures and speed up goods' distribution to consumers at reduced cost, while increasing consumer protection against goods which do not meet EU environmental, health and safety requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/new-eu-union-customs-code-rules-take-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/new-eu-union-customs-code-rules-take-effect#comments Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 02 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 280111 at http://www.industryweek.com Metal Service Center Shipments Declined Again in March http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/metal-service-center-shipments-declined-again-march <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>North American metal service centers increased some shipment totals from February to March, but shipments declined overall from 2015 levels – and “at an accelerated pace in both the United States and Canada,” according to the Metals Service Center Institute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/metal-service-center-shipments-declined-again-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/metal-service-center-shipments-declined-again-march#comments IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist RSS Trade Global Economy The Latest Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:05:00 +0000 278241 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>MSCI<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;reports monthly shipment totals for steel and aluminum products by service centers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as inventory totals and estimated supply levels.</span></p> UK Manufacturers Plan Price Hikes as Weak Pound Boosts Costs http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/uk-manufacturers-plan-price-hikes-weak-pound-boosts-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The pound has dropped against all major peers since the start of the year and measures of implied volatility have surged to a seven-year high ahead of the vote.</div> 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http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cpas-balanced-trade-message-has-impact-congress#comments Ideaxchange Legislation Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:45:00 +0000 277751 at http://www.industryweek.com Global Steel Forecast Sees Demand Continuing to Fall http://www.industryweek.com/trade/global-steel-forecast-sees-demand-continuing-fall <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new, World Steel Assn. short-range forecast of global steel demand anticipates a continuing decline through the remainder of 2016, driven by multiple factors including a weak Chinese economy, before a slight recovery takes hold in 2017. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/global-steel-forecast-sees-demand-continuing-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/global-steel-forecast-sees-demand-continuing-fall#comments IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist RSS Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:55:00 +0000 276651 at http://www.industryweek.com Cutting Tool Purchases Rose Significantly During February http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cutting-tool-purchases-rose-significantly-during-february <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers consumed $173.38 million worth of cutting tools during February, increasing by 9.3% over the January total, but still 4.0% less than the February 2015 total.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cutting-tool-purchases-rose-significantly-during-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/cutting-tool-purchases-rose-significantly-during-february#comments IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist RSS Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:45:00 +0000 276671 at http://www.industryweek.com How Could the Trans-Pacific Partnership Affect You or Your Business? http://www.industryweek.com/trade/how-could-trans-pacific-partnership-affect-you-or-your-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Five ways the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could harm U.S. manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/how-could-trans-pacific-partnership-affect-you-or-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/how-could-trans-pacific-partnership-affect-you-or-your-business#comments Ideaxchange Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:20:00 +0000 275891 at http://www.industryweek.com Olivier Douliery/Getty Images US Machine Tool Orders Decline Again in February http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-machine-tool-orders-decline-again-february <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. machine shops and other manufacturers ordered $270.9 million worth of new machine tools during February, a decline of 5.1% from the January total and of 12.8% from February 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-machine-tool-orders-decline-again-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/us-machine-tool-orders-decline-again-february#comments IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist RSS Trade The Latest Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:33:00 +0000 275631 at http://www.industryweek.com US Tightens Rules to Block Mergers Aimed at Tax Avoidance http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/us-tightens-rules-block-mergers-aimed-tax-avoidance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: “Congress should not wait to act as inversions continue to erode our tax base.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/us-tightens-rules-block-mergers-aimed-tax-avoidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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