Michigan Manufacturing News From Your Friends in Huron Township

Innovation has propelled the United States to its global leadership position in manufacturing. But other nations are eager to take our place and are establishing R&D incentives that are far more attractive than those offered by the United States. To maintain its mantle of leadership, the United  States must adopt policies that will attract and retain R&D activities and promote and protect manufacturers’ intellectual property.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)  praised the introduction of H.R. 2708, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), along with Trade Subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Ranking Member Charles Rangel (D-NY). 

Manufacturers of all sizes use the vital tariff suspensions contained in the MTB to obtain raw materials, proprietary inputs and other products that are not available domestically. Unfortunately, manufacturers have been operating without an MTB for nearly 200 days, which has meant higher costs and, in some cases, a reduction in employees’ hours and even layoffs. Read More Here 

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