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Manufacturing Market Update: Gearing Up for FABTECH 2019


As we gear up for FABTECH 2019, we'd like to take a step back and look at the market drivers, upcoming trends, and widespread changes in the advanced manufacturing market. Our experience last year told us that we would see growth in additive manufacturing, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI). The jury is still out on the numbers for specific growth in these areas, but we have certainly seen some market indicators over the past twelve months.

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Topics: Tariff, Manufacturing

Guest Post: What is Affected by USTR and Chinese Tariffs, and How to Avoid Unnecessary Costs

The following blog post is a client alert created by Mike Snarr, a Partner, and Casey Holder, an Associate, at Baker & Hostetler LLP. You can find the original posting here, and you can contact Mike or contact Casey with any regulatory concerns or questions. It is recommended that you view the following primers prior to reading this article:

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Topics: Tariff, China, Import, USA

Tariffs and Other Troubles: How to Craft a Response Strategy for Tough News

Talk of a full-scale trade war between the US and China may sound dramatic, but the latest tariff applied to Chinese goods will have a major impact on the costs of materials coming to the US. The full list of affected goods, available here, includes fresh food and dry goods, consumer goods like hats and handbags, as well as a large list of manufacturing materials such as glass, aluminum, gold, electrical parts, and machinery.

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Topics: Company News, Internal Communication, Strategic Planning, Tariff