Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Claiming that the importation of steel and aluminum endangers and threatens the American national security by undermining domestic production, President Trump signed earlier this year two executive orders that would impose a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum products under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. This sudden shift has sparked numerous reactions from both domestic and foreign aluminum and steel producers.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent updates with regard to Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. Speakers will help you understand the critical elements of the tariffs and its potential effects on the industries.
Key topics include:
- Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
- Section 232 Framework
- Steel and Aluminum Investigations Timeline
- Industries Affected
- Risks to Domestic and Global Trade
- Its Impact on U.S. Steel and Aluminum Industry
- Trends and Updates in 2018
- What Lies Ahead
John M. Peterson, Partner
Neville Peterson LLP
Nithya Nagarajan, Partner
- How we got here
- The legal authority of this – how this has fared in the courts
- Section 232
- Policy issues…product exclusions
- What do companies do to labor under this
- Customs Dept. and practical effects on the border
Who Should Attend:
- U.S. manufacturers importing steel and aluminum components
- U.S. distributors of building products
- Auto manufacturers
- Construction firms
- Importer and Exporter
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in United States and foreign courts. Each new engagement allows him to learn about different industries, products, technologies and people. Whether the practice of law takes him to a high rise office tower in Asia, a factory on a Caribbean Island, or the control room of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, he relishes the opportunity to help clients solve problems and improve their operation.
John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign Customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice …
Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government agencies, including the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. Nithya has extensive experience with antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings in the United States and several other countries. She specializes in strategy related to trade remedy matters and has deep experience with all levels of trade remedies proceedings, having led and participated in numerous such proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ministry of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China, and before the European Commission.
Nithya’s extensive background in U.S. trade issues spans 25 years and includes various roles in a number of federal government …
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About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.
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Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused litigation and business law firm with offices in 18 U.S. cities. We represent clients around the world in major industries including energy and natural resources; financial services and capital markets; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and education; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation. International trade is a key focus for the firm. A team of experienced lawyers advises on matters involving inbound and outbound goods, customs, export controls, economic sanctions, trade remedies, logistics and transportation, supply chain and government regulation.