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U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation into Auto Imports

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Today, following a conversation with President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross initiated an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended. The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts into the United States threaten to impair the national security as defined in...

Manufacturing is Key to Building Stronger Communities

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Economic and Development Administration's October, 2017 Newsletter Manufacturing is a critical economic sector where workers develop and use the latest technology and build lasting, meaningful careers. With 12.4 million employees in the U.S. producing goods that are consumed domestically or exported abroad, manufacturing is one of the keys to building...

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Report on Streamlining Government Permitting and Reducing Unnecessary Regulations on the Domestic Manufacturing Industry

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the Streamlining Permitting and Regulatory Burdens for American Manufacturers report that was submitted to President Donald Trump. This report, which gathered input from domestic manufacturers and industry stakeholders, identified 20 sets of regulations and permitting issues as being a top priority for reform and immediate action to begin...

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Domestic Manufacturing

Excerpt from report introduction: Federal regulations impose enormous costs on America’s businesses and working families. These costs burden virtually every sector of our economy, although the manufacturing sector is disproportionately hard hit. The direct costs on manufacturing companies were estimated by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to be $138.6 billion as of 2014, though this...

Beyond the Products: A Look at the Workers and their Occupations in the Manufacturing Industry

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau. On Manufacturing Day, we celebrate the wide range of skills and occupations of workers in the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in 10, or 15.4 million, U.S. workers in the civilian workforce had jobs in the manufacturing industry in 2016, making everything from cars to food. What do we know about people who...

Op-Ed: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

As the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations unfold, there is a lot of loose talk being exchanged about automobile parts going back and forth among the United States, Canada and Mexico. NAFTA supporters assert that the U.S. content in cars assembled in Canada and Mexico is particularly high and that therefore our $70 billion-plus trade deficits with our NAFTA partners are not worrisome....

Trade In Value Added: Declining U.S.-Produced Content in U.S. Imports from NAFTA

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It has been widely assumed that American-made parts and components constitute a substantial percentage of the products that are manufactured in Mexico and Canada and imported by the United States. But that is increasingly not the case. Analysis of newly released “value-added” data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the share of U.S.-produced content in...

From Made in America to the World

In connection with Made in America Week (July 17 – 21 2017), SelectUSA is proud to highlight the unique advantages of “Made in America” and the important role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in U.S. manufacturing. Manufacturing in the United States is a significant driver of U.S. economic growth, featuring a higher gross output than any other private sector industry. The United States...

September Conference in Cleveland Aims to Boost ‘Made in America’ Products in Global Markets

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Today, the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service and the Northern Ohio District Export Council announced a national conference aimed at helping American companies in the advanced manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace industries compete more effectively in global markets. This announcement comes during “Made in America” week which recognizes American workers and companies...