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Tariff Threat With Mexico Abates, But China Situation Remains Concerning

Over the last month, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has gone public with concerns over tariff hikes with China and Mexico, cautioning they could lead to devastating effects for the Hoosier business community.  We have been in communication with Indiana’s congressional delegation and the Trump administration. The Chamber is pleased our federal representatives and senators appear united against the [...]

2019-06-14T14:44:28-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Concerned About Potential Mexico Tariffs

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar reacts to statements from President Trump that the United States will potentially implement tariffs on goods imported from Mexico: “Using economic threats against our neighbor and one of our country’s largest trading partners to compensate for unfulfilled promises by the administration and Congress on immigration is an irrational – and [...]

2019-06-03T10:24:25-04:00June 3rd, 2019|

Indiana Chamber: Businesses Suffering From Impact of New China Tariffs

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is cautioning that the recent tariff hikes on Chinese goods could lead to devastating effects for the Hoosier business community. The Trump administration has increased an existing 10% tax on many imports to 25%. China has said it will retaliate with its own similar tax increase on $60 billion in U.S. goods. [...]

2019-05-16T08:43:23-04:00May 16th, 2019|

Concern Builds Over Tariffs as Chamber Urges Congressional Action; Walorski Leading the Way

The Indiana Chamber is hearing from an increasing number of Hoosier businesses concerned about the Trump administration’s position on tariffs, which has put the country at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. These countries account for more than half of all U.S. exports. What started as a just attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from [...]

2018-07-20T14:58:42-04:00July 20th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Warns of Negative Impacts of Tariffs

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Concern continues to build in the business community regarding the Trump administration’s position on tariffs, which has put the country at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar explains the dilemma: “What started as a just attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from cheap imports has now transformed [...]

2018-07-19T08:07:27-04:00July 19th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Tariff Improvements a Priority for Walorski, Bucshon

Two Indiana representatives have been working to improve the product exclusion process for steel and aluminum tariffs to reduce burdens on manufacturers and other small businesses. This is in reaction to the President’s decision earlier this year to impose greater tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) this week led efforts [...]

2018-05-11T13:23:13-04:00May 11th, 2018|

Federal Relations: News Briefs From Indiana’s Delegation

- Representative Jim Banks (IN-3) has been pushing for Congress to permanently repeal the harmful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Put in place by the Obama administration, the rule is on a list of regulations the Indiana Chamber has been actively engaging in to repeal or modify. The Congressman recently wrote an op-ed in the Fort Wayne [...]

2018-05-11T13:02:13-04:00May 11th, 2018|

TPP Could Be Back On; Why We Need the Trade Agreement

Is Donald Trump doing a major about-face? One of his first acts as President was to issue an executive order withdrawing the U.S. form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which had been signed in 2016 by President Obama. As of Thursday, President Trump has been persuaded to consider rejoining the TPP as an effective way to deal with China [...]

2018-04-13T11:47:40-04:00April 13th, 2018|

Walorski Shares Feedback From Hoosier Businesses Impacted by Tariffs at Ways and Means Hearing

On Thursday, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) shared feedback from Hoosier businesses affected by steel and aluminum tariffs at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the impact of tariffs on the U.S. economy and jobs. “Historic tax cuts and regulatory reforms have revived America’s economy, but I am constantly hearing from businesses in northern Indiana that steel and [...]

2018-04-13T12:06:59-04:00April 13th, 2018|

Federal Infrastructure Proposal Unveiled; What It Means for Indiana

On Monday, the Trump administration released its long anticipated $1.5 trillion plan for public works and infrastructure. The plan is based on $200 billion in direct federal spending to leverage $1.3 trillion in state, local and private infrastructure investment. With many of our nation’s roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure in need of upgrading and building out for the [...]

2018-02-16T13:17:58-04:00February 16th, 2018|