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Canadian Aluminium Stakeholders Spar With U.S. Smelter Representative Over Trump Administration’s Ten-Percent Aluminium Tariff

Canadian Aluminium Stakeholders Spar With U.S. Smelter Representative Over Trump Administration’s Ten-Percent Aluminium Tariff

Aluminium industry representatives clashed late last week in an online forum with spokespeople from the two United States aluminium firms who led the charge to instate a 10-percent tariff on Canadian imports. In an online event hosted by Washington International Trade Association,...

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Strong Performances Leading Into The Quarter Help Novelis Weather Coronavirus Economy

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 yesterday. Though financial numbers were down in the quarter, a sustained strong performance leading into the quarter helped limit the damage from a pandemic-stricken market. For the just-ended quarter Novelis reported a net loss of US$61 million, […]

Aluminum Association Of Canada Condemns New Round Of U.S. Tariffs

The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) expressed its disappointment with the Trump Administration’s decision last week to levy a new set of tariffs on aluminium and steel imported from Canada. Jean Simard , President and CEO of the Aluminium Association of Canada, challenged the Trump Administration’s contention that the move was done in response to […]

Canada To Impose Retaliatory Tariffs On US$2.7 Billion In U.S. Aluminium Products

Responding to a broadside from the Trump Administration to its aluminium industry, the Canadian government fired a return volley this weekend, announcing the levying of US$2.7 billion in retaliatory tariffs on aluminium products imported from it southern neighbor. On Friday, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the counter tariffs would begin by the middle […]

Section 232 Tariffs Necessary To Stem Tide Of “Unprecedented Surge” Of Canadian Aluminium: Century CEO Bless

American aluminium maker Century Aluminum’s president and chief executive officer Michael Bless went on record Thursday in support of United States president Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate Section 232 tariffs on aluminium and steel on imports of the same from Canada. Citing a 95-percent increase in imports of unalloyed primary aluminium from the dominion in […]

United States Scrap Aluminium Recovery Falls In May

Recycled aluminium collected from secondary producers in the United States saw a steep decline in May, recovering 19 percent less of it than the previous year. According to numbers from the United States Geological Survey, secondary producers recovered 231 thousand metric tons of scrap aluminium, which was also down from April’s total by 9 percent. […]