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Trump Administration Excludes Some Products from Chinese Tariffs Sought by WDMA 

[Washington, D.C.] In its announcement on tariffs today, the Trump Administration has agreed with WDMA and has removed several products used in the manufacturing of windows, doors, and skylights from a list of proposed tariffs. In the announcement today, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of close to 1,000 products imported from China that will be subject to a 25% tariff. WDMA submitted comments in May requesting specific exclusions for certain products on the list and was ultimately successful. Read more.

WDMA Criticizes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Previously Excluded Countries 

WDMA is strongly criticizing the Trump Administration's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, 25% and 10% respectively, from the European Union, Mexico, and Canada, which had been previously excluded. The Administration decided to impose the tariffs after failing to win concessions during the negotiation of various trade issues. WDMA is concerned the new tariffs will do more harm to the U.S. economy than good.Learn more.

Federal Court Approves Formaldehyde Regulation Agreement Between Sierra Club and EPA 

Following the WDMA’s intervention with other affected parties in a court challenge by the Sierra Club to the compliance date for EPA’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (TSCA Title VI), WDMA announced it is satisfied with yesterday’s approval by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s of a joint agreement between the Sierra Club, EPA and industry groups, including WDMA, over changes to the compliance date. The regulations cover composite wood products and finished goods they are used in such as most architectural wood doors and certain windows and other doors manufactured by WDMA members. Learn more.

IRS Announces Home Equity Loans Still Eligible for Mortgage Interest Deduction

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that home equity loans used for substantial home improvements will continue to be eligible for the mortgage interest deduction (MID) under the recently enacted tax reform law. Throughout the course of the tax reform debate, WDMA continued to urge for the continuation of the ability to deduct mortgage interest on home equity loans and lines of credit. Learn more.

Latest North American Fenestration Standard Published

The 2017 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, NAFS — North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (NAFS) has received final approval and is now available. This standard is the result of a multi-year effort by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The updated 2017 standard replaces the 2011 edition of the joint standard. To learn more and read the full press release, click here

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Webinar: Understanding & Specifying with WDMA's Architectural Door Standards

The Understanding and Specifying with WDMA's Architectural Door Standards webinar is designed to help architects and specifiers understand architectural door standards, including performance duty levels, aesthetics, construction, and finishes for architectural wood doors. Register for the free webinar here

WDMA Certification Webinar Approved for NARI Remodeler CE Credit

WDMA’s Understanding Window, Door & Skylight Certification free webinar has been approved for continuing education (CE) credit for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) certification program. Learn more.

Learn How WDMA Hallmark Certification is the Mark of Distinction

[Washington, DC] - For more than 40 years, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program has been the one product certification that provides dealers, builders, architects, and code officials with the promise of Total Product Performance. With 25 recognized primary standards, more than 175 material and component standards and follow-up quality audits, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program represents the highest level of quality and is considered a mark of excellence in the industry. 

WDMA is committed to laying a stronger foundation for the industry, built on creating value and relevance for the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight professionals. Learn more by watching this short, informational video.

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