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  • Tariffs and our hobby

    The government is moving ahead with the tariffs. Has anyone given any thoughts on how this will effect our hobby?
    Last edited by RB211; 03-10-2018, 02:02 PM.

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    People will make more fun of Americans on online forums

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ikdor View Post
      People will make more fun of Americans on online forums
      Every other country protects their industries. Just in this case, it’s after all our steel mills have shut down. I am concerned about possible rising costs of metals and machine tools


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      • #4
        I've not yet bought any imported metals, so it depends on how much the price goes up on domestically produced goods. I'll probably spend more time scrounging.
        Southwest Utah

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ikdor View Post
          People will make more fun of Americans on online forums
          Yeah, but we're still laughing about VAT.

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          • #6
            Sometimes it's wise to be aware of what you wish for. Nucor mills seem to have become the dominant supplier of common made-in-USA mild steels, 1018 and 12L14, etc, etc. Some runs of those are so bad it'll have you wishing for Chinese steels.


            As to price increases....earlier this week I heard a radio interview with a lady who runs a large steel mill. They had already raised their prices 30% in anticipation of the tariffs. It wasn't totally clear to me exactly what her mill does. She said her customers made steel items that are sold in big box stores (whatever that refers to).

            In the newspaper this morning the political cartoon shows a Republican elephant talking with Trump saying something like: "please tell us "steel tariffs" is just another porn star you were involved with".

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            • #7
              I'm just pulling your leg. I'm painfully conscious of the unfair trade tactics the Chinese are unleashing on the rest of the world.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chipmaker4130 View Post
                I've not yet bought any imported metals, so it depends on how much the price goes up on domestically produced goods. I'll probably spend more time scrounging.
                How do you know you haven't?

                In my shop for years we bought 12L14 round bars and loved the quality. About 15 years ago the quality went down the sewer. Unknown to me was the original good stuff was imported, the current crap is made in USA. A couple times I was willing to pay a premium and got some 12L14 from Canada (that's expensive and hard to do in smallish quantities though).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ikdor View Post
                  People will make more fun of Americans on online forums
                  Maybe persons in a country below sea level shouldn't be laughing.

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                  • #10
                    I don't know how POTUS thinks that imposing tariffs on the biggest exporter of steel and aluminum to the US, namely Canada, is going to revive the US steel production?
                    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...it-canada.html


                    Max.
                    Last edited by MaxHeadRoom; 03-10-2018, 04:22 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MaxHeadRoom View Post
                      I don't know how POTUS thinks that imposing tariffs on the biggest exporter of steel and aluminum to the US, namely Canada, is going to revive the US steel production?
                      https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...it-canada.html
                      Max.
                      NAFTA. CN is not part of the tarifs. JR

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MaxHeadRoom View Post
                        I don't know how POTUS thinks that imposing tariffs on the biggest exporter of steel and aluminum to the US, namely Canada, is going to revive the US steel production?
                        https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2...it-canada.html
                        Max.
                        See http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/09/news...ion/index.html

                        Canada is exempted, along with Mexico?

                        Dan L
                        Salem, Oregon

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                        • #13
                          I wont be affected. I have been hording all the various types of metal for the passed 15 years. Im up to my ears in raw material. JR

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JRouche View Post
                            NAFTA. CN is not part of the tarifs. JR
                            It certainly was, As is typical, D.T. has flip-flopped on his decision, he came out and said that Canadian steel and aluminum imports were going to be subject to tariffs, until the Financial Post and other sources pointed to what is likely to happen to the financial markets.

                            " he’s targeting Canada to get concessions on NAFTA, he’s playing to his base, others pronounced."!
                            Max.
                            Last edited by MaxHeadRoom; 03-10-2018, 04:22 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Take away your guns, tariffs, meet with Rocketman... it's all just blabber.

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