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Trump Administration Unveils Waters of the U.S. Rule Replacement
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers unveiled their replacement to the Obama-era 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule.
The proposed new rule appears to provide a much more reasonable approach to the limits of Clean Water Act jurisdiction for waters of the U.S. However, AFS said the details of the new rule require careful review to determine how it will impact metalcasting operations.
Mark your calendar for 2019 AFS Members Only Webinars
AFS is announcing the first group of Members Only Webinars for 2019, starting with crucial presentations in January. Members Only Webinars add value to your AFS experience all year, and the 2019 slate of webinars will support your metalcasting business.
Add these webinars to your calendar today for the following presentations:
U.S. and China Agree to Hold Off on Raising Additional Tariffs
During the G-20 talks this weekend in Argentina, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to halt new tariffs and not increase tariffs already in place.
The U.S. had been scheduled to increase tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% on Jan. 1. The agreement keeps those tariffs on thousands of products, including hundreds of types of Chinese castings at 10% for at least the next 90 days while the countries negotiate further.
President Signs New Trade Agreement with Mexico And Canada To Replace NAFTA
President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement — or USMCA — in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30.
The agreement provides increased requirements for automotive components to be produced in North America and follows more than a year of talks to update the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which supports about $1.2 trillion in annual trade among the three countries in the USMCA.