USMCA
March 16, 2020
MEMA Staff Contacts: Ann Wilson, Leigh Merino and Bill Frymoyer Status: Implementing the new trade agreement requires legislative and regulatory actions. Here is the status of... READ MORE
Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
March 19, 2020
  ​BACKGROUND: In 2017, the Secretary of Commerce, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, investigated the effects of steel and aluminum imports on America’s national security.... READ MORE
Section 232 Tariffs on Automobiles and Automotive Parts
October 17, 2019
Background: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 allows the president to impose tariffs on imports that the Department of Commerce deems a threat to the United States’ national security... READ MORE
China Section 301 Investigation and Actions to Address Intellectual Property Violations
March 10, 2020
MEMA Staff Contacts:  Bill Frymoyer and Leigh Merino Background: In 2018, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) took actions to impose tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of... READ MORE
U.S.-Japan Agreement
January 2, 2020
Background: In December 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released the final Summary of Specific Negotiating Objectives for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement... READ MORE
U.S.-European Union Agreement
July 1, 2019
Background: On October 16, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with... READ MORE
U.S.-United Kingdom Agreement
March 19, 2020
Background: On October 16, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress that the Trump administration intends to enter into negotiations for a trade agreement with... READ MORE
Other Key Trade Items
October 3, 2019
Airbus Tariffs: April 8, 2019: USTR proposes tariffs on EU products valued at $21 billion July 1, 2019: USTR threatened to impose additional tariffs on EU products valued at $4 billion after... READ MORE