WASHINGTON (March 10, 2017) — The tire and rubber industry for the most part is taking a wait-and-see approach toward the Trump administration's first few weeks in office, with the president's executive order to require agencies to cut two regulations for every new one proposed eliciting the most favorable reaction.
In the first three weeks of his administration, President Trump issued 23 executive orders, eliciting varied reactions from officials in the tire and rubber industries and allied sectors — including general manufacturing, scientific and small business associations — from apprehension to enthusiasm.
Among the president's orders and new policies are:
- Freezing all federal regulations pending approval by the Trump administration;
- Ordering regulatory agencies to identify two regulations to repeal for every one they promulgate;
- Canceling the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement the Obama administration negotiated with 11 other Pacific countries;
- Allowing the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to waive or delay the implementation of any Affordable Care Act provisions they deemed as imposing a financial burden on states or individuals;
- Expediting environmental reviews on high-priority infrastructure projects;
- Temporarily suspending the entry into the U.S. of all "immigrants and non-immigrants" from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Syria;