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Trump Administration Hikes Import Tariffs On Derivative Aluminium And Steel Imports

Trump Administration Hikes Import Tariffs On Derivative Aluminium And Steel Imports

Tariffs on some imported aluminium and steel products will rise next month after United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation alleging that producers from some countries are circumventing existing import tariffs by shipping derivative goods instead of raw metal. On Friday...


Noranda Wraps Up Labor Negotiations With New Accord

Jamaica’s Noranda Bauxite and University & Allied Workers Union (UAWU) announced a new labor agreement earlier this week that will keep the union’s workers working through the spring of 2023. According to Noranda, this agreement marks the end of negotiations for the entirety of the labor contracts with the various unions representing portions of its […]

Alcoa To Permanently Close Shuttered Alumina Refinery At Port Comfort

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation announced plans on Monday to permanently close its alumina refinery at Port Comfort, Texas. Alcoa says the decision comes as the result of a company-wide review of about a quarter of its production capacity with an eye toward improving costs and sustainable profitability. The 2.3 million metric tons per annum […]

USMCA’s Success Requires Strong Enforcement: Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association lauded the work done so far by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro, and various members of Congress in working to achieve the ratification of the new U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) last week. However, the Association warned that the new agreement would require effective enforcement, […]

Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

American technological company Apple Inc. announced earlier this week its inaugural purchase of carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto Group joint venture Elysis. Apple says the initial purchase will ship later this month from Alcoa’s Pittsburgh research facility. The aluminium is destined for use in Apple products, though the firm declined to identify […]