President Trump Links Planned Steel Tariffs to NAFTA Renegotiation Effort

Date: March 5, 2018

MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note : In addition to its efforts opposing the Trump administration’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, MEMA has mounted a multi-pronged, comprehensive effort to communicate the association’s positions on NAFTA to the Trump administration. The message is consistent: NAFTA works, and while modernization is desirable, the U.S. should do no harm to this critical trade agreement.

Members of AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA can support MEMA’s efforts by contacting their members of Congress and telling them to take care in modernizing NAFTA. A wide range of resources and information, details about MEMA’s NAFTA position, and links to send a message directly to members of Congress and tell them to take care in modernizing NAFTA.

Details about MEMA’s NAFTA position and links to send a message directly to members of Congress are at the MEMA NAFTA Resource CenterMEMA staff attended the latest NAFTA negotiating round in Mexico City. For a complete run down on the latest developments, contact Ann Wilson or Leigh Merino.
President Donald Trump today increased pressure on top U.S. trading partners, saying he will only lift planned tariffs on steel imports if Mexico and Canada sign a new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
“Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed,” Trump said in a morning tweet. The broad duties on steel and aluminum that Trump announced on Thursday haven’t been imposed yet, and senior officials said on March 4 they don’t expect key partner countries such as Canada and Mexico to be excluded. Those two countries and others were exempted when former President George W. Bush imposed broad steel tariffs in 2002... To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE


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