Caterpillar, Inc. is a leading US manufacturer of tractors.
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Caterpillar, Inc. is a leading US manufacturer of tractors. While they sell many tractors in the United States, they also are a leading exporter to destinations all around the world. Like many manufacturers, Caterpillar uses imported components in their final product, and they rely upon imported steel to keep the cost of their final product competitive. Recently, a US steel producer association has been lobbying for a higher tariff on imported steel rods. Discuss the 3 major effects that a higher tariff on imported steel will have upon Caterpillar’s business as well as the local and global economy.