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USMCA Replaces NAFTA: Provisions Benefit Small Businesses, the Automotive Sector & Manufacturing Companies

For merchandise entered into commerce after July 1st, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules no longer apply. After almost 27 years of trading under NAFTA, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The new trade legislation has largely had bipartisan support, with all in favor of


Energy Program Memberships for Manufacturers: Have You Considered the Benefits?

Take a moment to think about your primary business goals as a manufacturing company. It’s likely your goals align with other manufacturers and are along these lines: lean manufacturing to improve financial performance and continuous improvement to stay in line with a competitive, global market. But both going lean and improving efficiency can come with


Lease Accounting for Manufacturing Companies

In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued new guidelines for the way businesses of all sizes and industry types handle lease accounting to increase transparency and disclosure of lease transactions. The new accounting standard update, ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), (ASU) affects any businesses that lease assets. As leasing is critical to success