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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. 

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Infrastructure Package Benefits U.S. Metalcasters, Includes Historic Investments in Transportation and Water

A bipartisan infrastructure package supported by AFS was signed into law on Nov. 15 by President Biden.

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Take Action on Crucial Supply Chain Problems, AFS Urges President

Solving the truck driver shortage would help to ease the nation’s supply chain challenges, and so the American Foundry Society has joined with more than 100 organizations calling on the Biden Administration to act on this crucial issue.

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AFS Calls on Congress to Reject Tax Hikes on Main Street Businesses

The American Foundry Society is urging lawmakers to reject a plan from the Biden Administration to fund the Build Back Better initiative by burdening Main Street businesses.

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AFS to Lawmakers: Tax Hikes Will Hurt Manufacturers, Cost Jobs

AFS is warning federal lawmakers against rolling back pro-growth tax reforms, saying proposed tax hikes on businesses and families will stymie job growth and hurt American manufacturers.

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OSHA sends vaccine ETS to White House office for review

OSHA has sent to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will require employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated or that they submit a negative COVID test on a weekly basis.

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AFS Actions on Biden Administration Vaccine & Testing Mandate

President Biden on Sept. 9 announced his intention to have OSHA implement an emergency standard requiring vaccines and testing at businesses with more than 100 employees. This mandate poses enormous logistical challenges for employers and employees.

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AFS Opposes Tax Increases, New Mandates in Budget Reconciliation Package

AFS is warning lawmakers that U.S. metalcasters will be harmed by a new federal spending package that would significantly hike the tax burden on businesses and stifle the nation’s economic recovery.

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Some U.S. Foundries Subject to Administration’s New Employee Vaccination Requirement

A new COVID-19 vaccine requirement recently announced by President Joe Biden will affect some U.S. metalcasters.

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AFS Commends Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Urges Quick House Passage

The Senate approved a sweeping $1 trillion infrastructure package after weeks of negotiations.

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