Trade en Global Steel Production Up 7% in January <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Global production of raw steel totaled 136.5 million metric tons during January 2017, a 1.75% rise from the previous month’s total and a 7.0% increase over the January 2016 total. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist Trade The Latest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:55:00 +0000 580881 at Mexico Warns US It Will Cut Off NAFTA Talks If Tariffs Proposed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Without NAFTA, trade between Mexico and the U.S. would be ruled by World Trade Organization strictures limiting tariffs either country can impose on the other.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Trade The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:32:00 +0000 581031 at <p>Mexico&#39;s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo</p> Copyright Fiona Goodall, Getty Images North America's Biggest Auto-Parts Maker Sees Border Tax Danger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The maker of bodies and chassis, car electronics and vision systems relies on the U.S. for about one quarter of sales, and counts on Mexico for another 12%.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations Trade Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:22:00 +0000 579801 at Manufacturing CEOs Push Border Tax During Meeting With Trump <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>President Trump didn’t go as far as endorsing the tax reform plan backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Legislation Public Policy Strategic Planning & Execution Regulations Trade The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:34:00 +0000 579061 at <p>U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room of the White House February 23, 2017, in Washington. To the right is Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck &amp; Co.</p> Copyright Win McNamee, Getty Images Labor Leaders Left out of Trump's Manufacturing Meeting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Thea Lee, deputy chief of staff for the federation of 55 unions, are on the White House’s list of leaders but didn’t receive invitations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Trade Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:38:00 +0000 578291 at Getty Images Trump Vows to Put CEOs to Work Restoring US Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The meeting grew out of a December announcement of an a new trade advisory panel on manufacturing and a series of previous gatherings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Regulations Trade Global Economy The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:05:00 +0000 577711 at <p>President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, left, and senior adviser Jared Kushner, during a January meeting with various business leaders.</p> Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Double-Digit Increases for Service Center Steel, Aluminum Shipments <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>North American service centers’ shipments of steel and aluminum products rose significantly during January 20176, with double-digit increases from December’s results and narrower but still notable year-on-year rises from January 2016. Inventory levels also rose, slightly. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist Trade Global Economy The Latest Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:49:00 +0000 574831 at <p>Service center deliveries correspond to a significant volume of steel and aluminum products consumed by machine shops and fabricators, whose activities reflect the state of industrial activity in North America.</p> US Cutting Tool Consumption Fell 4.3% in 2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers consumed $176.04 million worth of cutting tools during December 2016, +4.4% from November, +12.5% than December 2015, and bringing total 2016 consumption to $2.042 billion, 4.3% lower than the 12-month total for 2015.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire American Machinist Trade Global Economy The Latest Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:14:00 +0000 572961 at Koch-Backed Group to Unveil National Campaign to Kill Import Tax <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The battle over border adjustments -- which would tax U.S. businesses’ domestic sales and imports, while exempting their exports -- has divided corporate America with retailers and other net importers on one side and exporters on the other. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Finance The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:24:00 +0000 569221 at Boeing's Fortunes Brighten as Trump Warms to Value of Ex-Im Bank <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trump has voiced support to lawmakers for a key Boeing initiative: re-opening the U.S. Export-Import Bank for major deals. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Public Policy Trade Finance The Latest Trump and Manufacturing Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:15:00 +0000 565881 at <p>Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina</p> Boeing