Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: It’s not just the fuel Colorado burns. It’s also the fuel Colorado exports

Gov. Jared Polis’ 2021 Greenhouse Gas Reductions Roadmap steers Colorado in the right direction on electricity and transportation, but excludes action on the biggest contributor to climate change originating in Colorado. Greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are the main causes of human-induced climate change. The bad news is that Colorado’s climate action plan ignores […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Growth, News

First the trade war, now the coronavirus. Jefferson County gets new tool to tackle international trade

With the ongoing woes of an international trade war and now a global pandemic brewing, Dino Dardano, president of Hestra Gloves, is ready to try a new tool available to him as a business in Jefferson County: foreign trade zones. The county became the latest Colorado community awarded the special designation, which lets businesses postpone […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government

Adjusting to life under tariffs, Jefferson County and Grand Junction are pursuing a solution that’s still proving itself in Colorado

Jefferson County and Grand Junction are seeking to become free-trade zones in an effort to attract more business, add jobs and help local companies offset some of the rising cost of international trade. Their applications would provide the regions with a spot for companies to store imported goods and defer or bypass tariff-duty payments. There’s […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government

It’s not just China: The United States’ global trade war has Colorado companies seeking — and finding — workarounds

BROOMFIELD — Colorful spools of thread made and imported from Germany will soon leave this Broomfield warehouse and head to Mexico, skipping any payment of U.S. tariffs. It’s not a random loophole. Part of Amann USA’s facility is located in a Foreign Trade Zone, a property designation that allows manufacturers to defer import taxes until […]

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Colorado company may lose 1,000 jobs from tariffs, and others are prepping for a prolonged trade war

From frozen cuts of pork to leather jackets, tariffs on more than $200 billion of Chinese imports take effect on Monday. On the same day, tariffs on another $60 billion in products headed in the other direction get a retaliatory hike, as imposed by the Chinese government. After more than a few rounds in the […]