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India Mulling Antidumping Duties On Aluminium-Coated Products From China, Vietnam, South Korea

India Mulling Antidumping Duties On Aluminium-Coated Products From China, Vietnam, South Korea

The Indian government is weighing the imposition of a provisional antidumping duty on imported aluminium- and zinc-coated flat products of up to US$199 per metric ton on imports from Vietnam, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea. Such was...

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Alba Records 25-Percent Rise In Aluminium Sales Volume In Year’s Opening Half

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. released production numbers for the second quarter of 2019 over the weekend. Despite sagging prices at the London Metal Exchange, Alba turned in double-digit increases in both sales volume and throughput in the quarter. During the year’s second quarter Alba recorded a sales volume of 311,928 metric tons, up by 25 percent […]

Indian Government Funds Technology Transfer For Transition To Aluminuim Rail Coaches

India’s government has taken steps to obtain technology for producing all-aluminium railway coaches, phasing out heavier and less efficient conventional rolling stock. Commenting to India’s Lok Sabha last week, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that, from the current fiscal year forward, Indian Railways would produce exclusively Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) aluminium-body coaches. “Action has also […]

New Andhra Pradesh Government Rescinds Mining Authorization For Vishakhapatnam

The incoming government for Andhra Pradesh announced earlier this week its decision to rescind the order promulgated by a previous government allowing for bauxite mining along the coast at Vishakhapatnam. On Tuesday, the state’s new Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy requested the cancellation of the bauxite mining order by the state’s mining department largely […]

Alcoa Transfers Interest In Aluminium Rolling Mill Joint Venture To Ma’aden

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced yesterday the amendment of its joint venture with Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), which will have the firm transfer its interest in a portion of the aluminium complex to Ma’aden along with a cash payment of US$100 million. Per the amended agreement, Alcoa will transfer to Ma’aden its 25.1-percent […]

U.S. Commerce Department Grants Tariff Waiver For Specialty Japanese Aluminium

A request from California electric automaker Tesla Inc to the U.S. Commerce Department to waive 10-percent tariffs on imported aluminium from Japan was approved earlier this month, allowing the company to continue using the metal for battery cells at the Gigafactory in Nevada. According to documents posted two months ago, the Commerce Department acted upon […]