Posts Tagged ‘ tariffs ’

Senators Press Commerce Over Exclusion Rules for Tariffs

Jun 12th, 2023

Members of the U.S. Senate, led by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), appealed to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) last week, urging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to revise exclusion rules for tariffs on aluminum extrusion products. In a letter addressed to Raimondo, a bipartisan group of seven U.S. Senators suggested that General Approved Exclusion Rules […]

NAHB Urges Congress Take Action to Ease Housing Affordability Crisis

Jul 25th, 2022

At a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week regarding the role of tax incentives in affordable housing, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing affordability crisis is far-reaching and will require action on several fronts, not just the tax arena. “The housing affordability crisis is the result of failing to […]

NAHB Members Send Letter to Biden Warning of Housing Crisis

Apr 29th, 2022

More than 10,000 National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico sent a letter to President Biden on April 27, the organization reports, calling on the White House to take immediate action as the growing housing affordability crisis is pushing the housing market to an inflection […]

NAHB Urges Swift Action on Canadian Lumber Pact Following UK Deal on Steel Tariffs

Mar 28th, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) is calling on the Biden administration to move immediately to negotiate a new softwood agreement with Canada that will end tariffs. The push comes after the administration announced that it had reached a deal with the United Kingdom to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by former President Donald […]

NLBMDA Applauds Decision Lifting Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the United Kingdom

Mar 25th, 2022

Earlier this week, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) applauded the government’s decision to ease tariffs in place on steel and aluminum imported from the United Kingdom (U.K.). NLBMDA released the following statement: “NLBMDA is pleased to see the Biden Administration taking steps to alleviate the current tariffs on British steel and […]

NAHB Reacts to Lowering of Lumber Tariffs

Feb 3rd, 2022

At the end of January, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its third preliminary finding to reduce tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports into the U.S. from 17.99% to 11.64%. In the wake of the announcement, Chuck Fowke, chair of the the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) issued the following statement: “NAHB welcomes the […]

Change the Thermostat All You Want, Someone Will Always Be Unhappy

May 25th, 2021

For 15 years now, it seems, I’ve had a file on my desk labeled “Softwood Lumber.” Well, maybe not a crinkled up, over-stuffed, physical folder, but at least a collection of digital files and research. I say, “it seems,” because I’m speaking somewhat figuratively. Point being this topic has been part of my life and […]

With a Pile of Lumber on Hand, I Aim to Buck the Trend

Dec 22nd, 2020

It’s the year of DYI. Or so say the statistics, as in 2020 more homeowners report they’re tackling their own home improvement projects than ever before. Meanwhile, if you’ve read my past blogs (or happen to know me), then you know that they’re all DIY years for me. But 2020 was going to be different. […]

Some Import Duties Temporarily Postponed

Apr 21st, 2020

As part of ongoing relief efforts for U.S. businesses, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that it’s temporarily postponing deadlines for importers to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes and fees. A temporary final rule was issued over the weekend by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Treasury, […]

Fenestration Industry Optimistic of What Phase One Trade Deal with China Means

Dec 16th, 2019

Organizations in the fenestration industry are hopeful after the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. and China on what the government is calling the Phase One trade deal that may reduce current tariffs and canceled tariffs set to go into effect December 15. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement […]