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The Latest on Tariffs and Their Impact on Business Strategies [Video and Audio]

  • 5/6/2021
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CLA has contracted with The Franklin Partnership and Omar Nashashibi to provide the content for this video and audio series. We regularly add new clips as changes in the trade war and U.S. tariff policies develop, so check back periodically for the latest updates.

Infographic: Tariff Mitigation and Management

We’ve talked extensively with Omar Nashashibi of The Franklin Partnership and others to record a series of short videos and audio clips that can help you better understand the goal of tariffs, their likely impact on inflation, the current and near-term trade environment, potential global quotas, and strategies for staying competitive. 

US – EU Relations

The U.S. and its trading partners face a number of challenges in the coming month, including discussions on steel and aluminum tariffs, digital services taxes, and how to address China’s continued rise. Omar Nashashibi of the Franklin Partnership in Washington D.C. provides an update on the G-7 ministers discussions, the upcoming doubling of tariffs on U.S. goods into Europe, and the status of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.

New USTR Takes Office

The new U.S. Trade Representative is officially in office and immediately began meeting with more than a dozen of her counterparts from around the globe. Omar Nashashibi of the Franklin Partnership in Washington, D.C. provides insight into her conversations, the latest on trade talks with China, and the status of the Section 301 tariffs.

USTR Suspends EU Tariffs, Extends China Exclusions

On Friday, March 5, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued three key announcements impacting imports, including a four-month suspension of tariffs on goods from the U.K. and European Union, and an extension of 99 exclusions from tariffs on medical and COVID-19 goods from China. Omar Nashashibi of the Franklin Partnership in Washington, D.C., discusses how the actions on the Boeing-Airbus dispute and the Section 301 China tariff investigations impact importers, manufacturers, and distributors.

How we can help

CLA’s manufacturing and distribution professionals and international business advisors can help you assess the impact of tariffs on your operations and craft short- and long-term strategies for competing amid the trade war.