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AGCA Tariffs Updates - September 2018

Sep 28, 2018

On Sept. 17, the Trump administration announced the implementation of a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S., including a wide range of construction materials and supplies (see attached spreadsheet for construction-related items, as there are a lot of them).

Scheduled to take effect on Sept. 24, the complete list of Chinese goods falling under this latest round of tariffs numbers in the thousands. Starting Jan. 1., 2019, the level of tariffs on these Chinese goods will increase to 25 percent, unless progress is made on trade negotiations with the administration.

Given these events, we have updated three documents that you should feel free to share with your members in regards to tariffs impacting construction materials and supplies. Those include:

  1. AGC’s Primer on 2018 Trade Action Affecting the Construction Industry
  2. AGC Tariff Memo to Private Contractors
  3. AGC Tariff Memo to Direct Federal & Federally-Assisted Contractors

Norcross, McKinley Introduce Bill to Expand Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Sep 26, 2018

News Release from the Office of Congressman Norcross

Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross and David McKinley – co-founders of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus – introduced the Pre-Apprenticeships To Hardhats (PATH) Act, H.R. 6820, which expands pre-apprenticeship programs for underrepresented populations.  

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Virginia Contractor Faces Proposed $304K for Silica Violations

Sep 7, 2018

As reported by Kim Slowey (Construction Dive)

The agency issued highway construction company Lanford Brothers Co. violation citations for not ensuring employees doing concrete work on a bridge wore the proper eyewear...

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