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Quotas On Aluminium And Steel Imports Not A Suitable Replacement For Section 232 Tariffs: Mexico’s Economy Minister

Quotas On Aluminium And Steel Imports Not A Suitable Replacement For Section 232 Tariffs: Mexico’s Economy Minister

Continuing to argue that tariffs on imports of its country’s aluminium and steel are unjustified, Mexico’s government said yesterday that replacing those tariffs with quotas was not an acceptable substitute for total elimination of the impediment on trade. “The Mexican government’s position...

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Aleris Turns In Record Numbers For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018

Cleveland rolled aluminium firm Aleris International, Inc. reported financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 yesterday. An uptick in demand and a favorable metal environment in North America helped propel most of the firm’s numbers past those of preceding periods. The fourth quarter saw Aleris ship 203 metric tons […]

Mexico’s Government Says Ratification Of USMCA Contingent Upon End To Section 232 Aluminium And Steel Tariffs

Echoing the United States’ northern neighbors, officials from the Mexican government confirmed over the weekend the position that ratification of NAFTA’s successor hinges in large part upon the Trump Administration lifting the Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. While renegotiating the trade deals in which the United States government is a party was […]

Nespresso Invests US$1.2 Million In NYC Aluminium Recycling Technology

Swiss coffee company Nestlé Nespresso S.A., in conjunction with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), and Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) said yesterday that the firm has pledged to contribute US$1.2 million to the city’s efforts at collecting, sorting, and recycling aluminium coffee capsules as well as general discarded aluminium. Per the press release, […]

Trump And Trudeau Discuss Section 232 Aluminium And Steel Tariffs, But To No Avail

Though the United States and Canadian heads of government spoke on the subject of relief for Section 232 aluminium and steel tariffs last week, inside sources say the conversation was not fruitful. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said on Friday that the P.M. spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump the day before, though the official […]