Customs brokers are caught in the middle of China tariffs debate

Jul 8, 2022
As the White House decides the fate of the Trump-era taxes, customs broker Gretchen Blough is dealing with more uncertainty.
A truck drives by stacks of shipping containers at the Port of Oakland on May 20.
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Dealing with shifts in the steel market

Jun 14, 2022
"When you take out major players, anything that destabilizes the world economy affects steel, affects all of us," says Lisa Goldenberg, president of Delaware Steel Company.
The war in Ukraine and ongoing inflation may be negatively affecting the steel market.
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While trade policy could tame inflation, it's no silver bullet

May 23, 2022
Tariffs won't go away altogether. Some reduction could impact prices, but not immediately.
A measure being considered in Congress proposes establishing a mechanism to review, and possibly restrict, some American companies from investing in China.
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Biden administration squeaks open door to tariff exemptions

Oct 11, 2021
Some companies that won exemptions from levies on Chinese goods in the past will be able to apply for relief again.
President Joe Biden at the White House. The administration is reopening the application process for companies seeking to avoid paying tariffs on certain goods imported from China.
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Despite reports, trade adviser denies plans to suspend tariffs

Mar 25, 2020
And if Beijing reciprocates, U.S. farmers might get a boost from rising exports to China.
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Trump visits Apple factory at crunch time for Apple

Nov 20, 2019
Apple needs to secure additional tariff exemptions before the next round on Dec. 15.
Apple's new Mac Pro on display in the showroom during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on June 3, 2019.
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