Why Quotas Might Work Better Than Tariffs

by Jelani Rucker on September 12, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk about tariffs in the news lately. While many in the steel industry agree the 25% tariff on steel imports has had a positive impact on the domestic steel industry, some American companies that buy steel take issue with the increase in pric...

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The Higher Cost of Steel Is Lower Than You Think

by Jelani Rucker on June 18, 2018

If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you know that President Trump’s 25% tariff on foreign steel has caused a similar increase in the price of domestic steel. That’s just basic economics. Now that foreign steel costs more, domestic steel can sell for a fair price. And most businesses have to pass the cost increase along to their custo...

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Solving the American Steel Crisis

by Jelani Rucker on April 30, 2018

The new steel tariffs have countless critics, but many business leaders believe they’re critical for the health of both the American steel industry and the entire country. Zekelman Industries’ Executive Chairman and CEO Barry Zekelman explains in a recent...

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Steel Imports by the Numbers

by Jelani Rucker on March 26, 2018

Those outside the American steel industry might not know much about the impact of steel imports on our economy. A few years ago, people might have heard about the closing of mills such as...

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