Category Archives: Import Competition

Good Times for Small Manufacturers – But Dangerous Too

Manufacturing Imports Continue at All-Time High Times are still good for small manufacturers.  Demand is strong and most companies are busy. If a small manufacturer isn’t making money in this environment, something is wrong. At the same time, it’s important to know that manufacturing imports are at an all-time high.  For the year ending 10/31/2018, the value of manufactured goods

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How TAAF Works (and yes, U.S. manufacturing still needs it)

Here at the Great Lakes TAAC, we keep a close eye on how imports are affecting U.S. manufacturing.  As I’ve written in previous blog posts, the import threat is not going away.  The low cost of imports is just getting lower.  That means a continued uphill battle for many manufacturers, especially the small and mid-sized companies that we work with. We’d

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