A Big Week for U.S. Importers of Aluminum and Steel

Additional import tariffs ranging from 10 to 25 percent for aluminum and steel articles were announced March 8th with implementation occurring this week. March 19, 2018 is the effective date of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) detailed process an individual/organization must follow to apply for an exclusion to the additional tariffs. The individuals/organizations who… Read More A Big Week for U.S. Importers of Aluminum and Steel

2018 Additional Tariffs for Steel and Aluminum Imports

An abbreviation of the scheduled additional tariff to steel and aluminum imports issued under the March 8th Presidential proclamation: The proposed 10-25 percent tariff would be applied to anything entered or withdrawn from a warehouse after 12:01 am on March 23.  Any steel or aluminum products imported from either Canada or Mexico are exempt currently… Read More 2018 Additional Tariffs for Steel and Aluminum Imports

Subaru: Integrating Safety & Technology

By Savannah Klein Subaru of Indiana Automotive, a subsidiary of the Japanese Subaru Corporation and guest at the 19th West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium, has been dedicated to providing a safe and dependable driving experience since its inception. Recently, however, Subaru has been tasked with integrating its mission of security with the innovative automotive technology… Read More Subaru: Integrating Safety & Technology

NAFTA Renegotiations: Perspectives from West Michigan Businesses and Canada

By Katherine Dreyer North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations entered into their seventh discussion round in Mexico on Sunday, ensuring NAFTA is once again a hot topic of discussion for many U.S. businesses. Bilateral trade of USD 635 billion dollars between the U.S. and Canada makes Canada a top trading partner for the U.S. Michigan… Read More NAFTA Renegotiations: Perspectives from West Michigan Businesses and Canada

Michigan & Germany: A Shared Passion for Beer and So Much More

By Ruixuan Ran While Michigan has sister-states in China, Japan, and the Netherlands, Michigan might share more similarities with another place. Over the Atlantic Ocean, in the heart of Europe, lies Germany – a country that the state of Michigan has a lot in common with. Beyond a deep-shared passion for beer, Germany and Michigan both… Read More Michigan & Germany: A Shared Passion for Beer and So Much More