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August 1, 2018

August 2018

June 29, 2018

July 2018

This Is Not A Drill: New Tariffs Take Effect Next Week After months of speculation, the Trump Administrations’ first tariffs aimed exclusively at Chinese goods take effect on July 6th. This list includes 818 of the 1,333 tariff lines originally announced, and is valued at $34 billion worth of imports from China. Products falling under these tariff lines with an […]
June 1, 2018

June 2018

Remembering The Fallen On Memorial Day It was a gray Memorial Day here in your Nation’s Capital; weather perhaps reflective of the somber occasion. The holiday found the FTZine staff in Gettysburg, site of Robert E. Lee’s bold incursion above the Mason-Dixon Line and one of the bloodiest battles in American history. There we captured the solemn scene above with […]
May 1, 2018

May 2018

The Fast And The Furious, As Applied To Trade: Trade negotiations are taking place at a furious pace here in DC in advance of the May 1, 2018 expiration of the aluminum and steel tariff exemptions. No less than the heads of state of Germany, Japan, and France have come to the United States to meet directly with President Trump […]