Latin America

Continuing Overcapacity Prompts Renewed Calls For G20 to Form Global Aluminium Forum

Continuing Overcapacity Prompts Renewed Calls For G20 to Form Global Aluminium Forum

Half a dozen groups representing a wide swath of the global aluminium trade teamed up to renew a call to world leaders for the formation of a global forum for tackling the issue of global aluminium overcapacity. Citing the work of last...

Events

U.S. Trade Reps At Negotiating Table with E.U., Australian, and Argentinian Reps Over Trump Aluminium Tariffs

A top trade official in the Trump Administration told a United States legislative committee that the executive branch is discussing exclusions to the blanket 10-percent aluminium tariffs with trade representatives from the European Union, Australia, and Argentina, and indicated that talks may soon open with the government of Brazil. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made […]

Norsk Hydro Expands Independent Review of Alunorte Alumina Refinery

Prompted at least in part by an infraction notice from the state government, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. announced yesterday that it is expanding the scope of the independent review currently being undertaken at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte). In a press release issued yesterday, Hydro said that an infraction notice from Pará State Environment […]

Norsk Hydro Announces Upgrades at Alunorte Refinery

In an effort at shoring up its wastewater system at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) refinery in northern Brazil, Norsk Hydro A.S.A. said Friday that it is planning a NOK500-million (US$64.8 million) investment at the site for the purpose. According to the firm, the planned upgrade will include boosting capacity by 50 percent […]

Alunorte Task Force Delivers Preliminary Findings to Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro A.S.A. reported the results of the expert panel tasked with reviewing the issues that led to the state government mandating the closure of half the refining capacity of the Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) refinery in northern Brazil. The select panel returned three key findings: first, an overflow occurred from a […]