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  • VIDEO-Kid Rock Blasts Imported Grills With Shotgun: ‘In Your Face, China’

    03/16/2017 9:27:45 AM PDT · by Freeport · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Kid Rock is celebrating the release of his line of American Badass Grills by catapulting imported grills into the air, shooting them with a shotgun and saying, “In your face, China.” Kid Rock’s American Badass Grills are made in the U.S.A. According to Fox News, Kid Rock released a statement coinciding with the introduction of the grills, saying, “I’m not gonna lie. It is more expensive to make things in America. But it’s important to me. I love America, and I want to do all I can to create manufacturing jobs at home.”
  • In fight with Trump, Mexico has plenty of ways to punch back

    01/29/2017 5:58:30 AM PST · by detective · 77 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 29, 2017 | Joshua Partlow, David Agren
    If the trade war is coming, how would Mexico fare? That is the question that has preoccupied politicians and business leaders here since President Trump won the election and began pursuing his agenda to impose tariffs on goods made in Mexico and to build a wall along the border. Trump has made clear his disdain for the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has governed commerce on the continent since 1994, and Mexican leaders have said that if the terms of the renegotiation did not further their interests, they might walk away, as well. A trade dispute could have painful...
  • Here’s what your guacamole — and other groceries — would cost if we had a Mexico border tax

    01/28/2017 8:37:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 232 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | ELIZABETH KOH
    It was a claim that President Donald Trump repeated on the campaign trail: that he would build a wall and that the Mexicans would pay for it. In his first few days in office, Trump appeared to make good on one portion of that promise, by signing an executive order for the planning and building of that wall to proceed. But the cost for that wall will temporarily be borne by Americans, Trump said, and Mexico’s government insists it will not pay for the construction on the border. On Thursday, President Donald Trump floated a 20 percent tax on imports...
  • Trump Threatens German Car Makers With 35 Percent Tax

    01/16/2017 6:46:30 PM PST · by bobk3 · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Robert Donachie
    President-elect Donald Trump threatened German car makers with a big border tax of 35 percent for cars imported into the U.S. Trump criticized German auto makers like BMW and Volkswagen for producing the majority of their vehicles in Germany, not the United States. “You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay a 35 percent tax,” Trump told German newspaper Bild. If the German firms decide to build factories in Mexico and plan to sell cars to the U.S., “without a 35 percent tax, you can forget that,” Trump...
  • Trump Team Begin Constructing Import Tariff Proposal – Globalists and UniParty Members Freak Out…

    12/22/2016 7:45:55 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 11 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 22, 2016 | Sundance
    As you review this CNN article it is CRITICAL to remember there are two divergent U.S. economies: a Wall Street economy, and a Main Street economy. The DC UniParty Politicians, the Globalists and the MSM will instantaneously conflate the two. Stay sharp. The direct target of the tariff approach is the enhancement of the Main Street economy. Due to the global nature of Wall Street this immediately puts their financial relationship, their economic risk, in the same place as the risk for foreign countries which would be subjected to the economic leveling of the trade equation. Again, stay intellectually sharp...
  • Americans Bought ‘17,850 Tons’ of Imported Ammo in Last 12 Months

    12/18/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-126-16 | AWR HAWKINS
    As gun sales have skyrocketed over the past 19 months, ammunition sales have also surged, with “17,850 tons” of imported ammunition being sold in the past 12 months. That is nearly 18,000 tons of ammo in a year’s time and approximately “2,865 tons of bullets” that were imported in November alone.
  • GOP Leader Breaks With Donald Trump On Suggested 35 Percent Tariff (McCarthy)

    12/05/2016 12:48:47 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 144 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Matt Fuller
    WASHINGTON; If President-elect Donald Trump thinks he’s going to impose a 35 percent tariff on companies importing goods, he might want to check with Republicans in Congress. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested Monday that Republicans would not be in favor of imposing the 35 percent tariff on foreign goods that Trump proposed Sunday in a series of tweets.  Trump may not understand how tariffs really work; it would be very difficult for the United States to impose them on specific companies that move jobs to a foreign country; or that Congress, not the president, sets them. But he...
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • U.S. sets preliminary dumping rates on Chinese stainless steel products

    09/12/2016 3:13:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the antidumping duty investigation against imports of stainless steel sheets and strips from China, signaling that it may pose punitive duties on the products. The department said that such products from China had been sold in the United States at dumping margins of 63.86 percent and 76.64 percent. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, the Commerce Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on these preliminary rates. The Commerce Department launched antidumping duty and countervailing...
  • Tariff bill to help manufacturers cut some tax costs

    05/23/2016 12:25:08 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 14 replies
    Plastic News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Gayle S. Putsch
    "The U.S. Senate approved a bill May 12 that would overhaul the process for businesses requesting tariff suspensions and reductions." "The miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) establishes a new process for manufacturers to avoid having to pay tariffs on imported raw materials and intermediate products for which there are no suitable U.S.-based suppliers."
  • US slaps China steel imports with fivefold tax increase

    05/18/2016 8:44:29 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 18, 2016 | staff
    The US has raised its import duties on Chinese steelmakers by more than fivefold after accusing them of selling their products below market prices. The taxes of 522% specifically apply to Chinese-made cold-rolled flat steel, which is used in car manufacturing, shipping containers and construction.
  • US trade deficit shrinks as goods imports hit five-year low

    05/04/2016 7:29:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2016
    The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in March as imports of goods tumbled to their lowest level since 2010, a potential boost to first-quarter economic growth estimates that also hints at sluggish domestic demand. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap fell 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion, the smallest since February 2015, also as exports fell. February's trade deficit was revised slightly down to $46.96 billion from the previously reported $47.1 billion. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade deficit falling to $41.5 billion in March. When adjusted for inflation, the deficit declined to $57.4...
  • Making More with Less (manufacturing up but jobs are down)

    03/20/2016 2:27:51 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 34 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | October 1, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    The ability of the US manufacturing sector to produce increasing amounts of output with fewer and fewer workers should be recognized as a sign of economic strength and vitality, not economic weakness. Thanks to advances in technology, the factory floor today is one with modern, advanced, state-of-the-art equipment that requires fewer employees, but with greater skills and training than in the past. The trend in US manufacturing over the last 30 years – more and more output with fewer and fewer workers – is exactly like the transformation that revolutionized US farming over the last 100 years or more. With...
  • Obama bans US imports of slave-produced goods

    02/24/2016 3:54:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 6:21 PM EST | Martha Mendoza
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America. An expose by The Associated Press last year found Thai companies ship seafood to the U.S. that was caught and processed by trapped and enslaved workers. As a result of the reports, more than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been rescued, more than...
  • White House orders changes to labeling of products imported from Israel

    01/30/2016 7:49:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Here’s a story which seemed to get lost in the shuffle this month, what with so many other alerts devouring the news cycle. A memo was sent out from the Obama administration early in January directing a change to how products from Israel are labeled. As Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon explains, this has riled up many folks on both sides of the aisle. A memo issued earlier this month by the Obama administration directs the U.S. "trade community" and government partner agencies to explicitly label Israeli-made goods that have been produced in the West Bank.The Jan. 23...
  • LiLimit Crude Imports: Perhaps Eisenhower Was On To Something

    01/25/2016 9:07:12 PM PST · by Rabin · 29 replies
    rigzone ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016 | Deon Daugherty
    So what would happen if a modern-day president took the Eisenhower model and, ceased crude imports. The price shock to the energy markets could take domestic crude to $140 before it broke the back of our World Crude Oil Cartel.
  • After Years of Decline, U.S. Oil Imports Rise

    10/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | NICOLE FRIEDMAN
    U.S. imports of foreign oil are rising again after a long decline, as the oil bust forces domestic producers to scale back. Less than a year after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries opted to continue production despite plummeting prices, member countries including Saudi Arabia and Iraq are clawing back market share they ceded to oil companies pumping in Texas and North Dakota. U.S. crude imports declined 20% between 2010 and 2014 amid the domestic energy boom but have recently started to rise again. Total crude-oil imports rose for three straight months between April and July, according to the...
  • Walker calls on Obama to cancel Chinese state visit

    08/24/2015 10:55:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2015 | Katie Bo Williams
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a GOP presidential contender, is calling on President Obama to cancel the upcoming state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Americans are struggling to cope with the fall in today's markets driven in part by China's slowing economy and the fact that they actively manipulate their economy," Walker said in a statement. “Rather than honoring Chinese President Xi Jinping with an official state visit next month, President Obama should focus on holding China accountable over its increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests." His statement came on a turbulent day for markets after Chinese stocks tumbled, setting...
  • The sooner Greece defaults and dumps the Euro the better

    06/28/2015 6:46:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | Peter Morici
    <p>Greece and its principal creditors—the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund—should acknowledge that Athens will never be able to repay the €131 billion it owes, write down its debt and let the Aegean nation exit the euro gracefully.</p>
  • $1,200-a-Day Union Workers Force Shut-Down of 29 West Coast Ports

    02/08/2015 12:57:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | by Chriss W. Street
    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that loading and unloading operations at all 29 West Coast ports would temporarily be suspended this weekend in response to union slowdowns that brought freight movements at the ports to a near standstill. PMA members stated that they cannot afford the almost $1,200 per day cost to employ International Longshore and Warehouse Union members to do little work. After Breitbart broke the story on Thursday that union members of the ILWU planned to “walk out within the week,” the PMA employer group announced they can no longer continue to pay workers the premium pay...