Congress Grapples With Buy American Laws

Back in May, this column reported on President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” executive order, which formally announced the administration’s policy and plan to “maximize . . . use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States” through federal procurements to “support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases.” [Jeff Bozman, Justin M. Ganderson…

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Briggs & Stratton Corporation Inshores Manufacturing to Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama Plants

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a manufacturer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, will relocate production of its V-Twin Vanguard engines from a joint venture partnership in Japan to its existing manufacturing facilities in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama. [Area Development News Desk | October 31, 2017 | Area Development News] Production of V-Twin Vanguard engines in…

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ITC recommends crop of remedies for Trump to consider in solar 201 case

The four members of the U.S. International Trade Commission today each proposed a combination of remedies for President Trump to consider in a safeguard investigation into solar imports, including quantitative restrictions, tariff-rate quotas and the launch of international negotiations. [Isabelle Hoagland | October 31, 2017 | Inside US Trade] After unanimously voting on Sept. 22…

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CSUSTL Welcomes Commerce Department’s Confirmation of China’s Non-Market Economy Status

CONTACT:Thomas M. SneeringerCommittee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL)[email protected]202-999- 9154www.csustl.us; @csustlIMMEDIATE RELEASE (Washington, DC, November 1, 2017) – The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (CSUSTL) welcomes and applauds the determination issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that China’s economy should continue to be properly treated as a “Non-Market Economy” (NME) for purposes…

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ITIF Filing to USTR on Section 301 Investigation of China’s Policies and Practices Related to Tech Transfer, IP, and Innovation

As ITIF has written in numerous reports and testimony—including “Testimony Before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on China’s Threat to U.S. Advanced Industries” (April 2017), “Stopping China’s Mercantilism: A Doctrine of Constructive, Alliance-Backed Confrontation” (March 2017), “Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment” (January 2017), “False Promises:…

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