My previous column (April 2018) covered the March 1 imposition of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The Trump administration’s seemingly sudden declaration of a tariff policy became real when, on March 8, the President signed an order imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum.
The imposed tariffs are a deviation from the open trade/low tariff policies the U.S. has implemented in recent decades. It wasn’t long before there was considerable push-back from certain other countries to be exempted from these tariffs. At the head of the list were our NAFTA trading partners Canada and Mexico, to whom Trump permitted a temporary exception while NAFTA gets re-negotiated.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.