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Not sure what to do with all the information overload from visiting SEMA 2018? We don’t blame you - it was an extremely busy (large, crowded, overwhelming) show! We’ve compiled the following helpful steps to follow now that you’ve settled back into your normal, post-show schedule. If you attended SEMA with a goal in mind but can’t seem to tackle the next step in your process, this list is for you.
Tariffs on aluminum and steel imports this month from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union, as well as those from China, are troubling leaders in the automotive and tire industries.
Scott Clark, the Chairman and President of Michelin North America, said the tariffs are “a real concern.”
“Some of the steel that all manufacturers use in making tires in North America is not available in North America. We're all dependent on importing that steel,” he said.
Industry analysts are concerned that higher prices will lead to a slowdown of new automotive and tire sales. Canada is a major exporter of steel plate and coil steel used by manufacturing. The country accounts for about half of the raw aluminum imported by the U.S. and about a fifth of finished steel imports.