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Commerce Department Opens To Public Input On Section 232 Exclusion Process

Commerce Department Opens To Public Input On Section 232 Exclusion Process

The United States Commerce Department is seeking input into ways to streamline the exclusion process for tariffs and quotas on aluminium and steel imposed by the Trump Administration in 2018. The department’s Bureau of Industry and Security opened commentary today and will...

Aluminum Association Lauds United States Commerce Department’s Request For Imported Aluminium Tracking System

The Aluminum Association lauded the decision earlier this week by the United States Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) “to develop new system to track imports of aluminum products and provide an early warning system for import surges.” The Department’s request was incorporated in the just-released Congressional budget estimate for the coming fiscal year. According […]

ASI’s Certification Of Alcoa Plants On Four Continents Opens Door To Offering Of Certified Sustainable Aluminium

Alcoa and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced earlier this week the certification of almost a dozen of the pioneering aluminium firm’s operations throughout the world against the ASI’s standards, paving the way for Alcoa to offer ASI-certified aluminium to its customers. The certifications cover 11 plants on four continents, including operations in Australia, Brazil, […]

Century Aluminum Debuts New Line Of Low-Carbon Aluminium

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum Company announced yesterday the launch of a new low-carbon aluminium made with energy soley derived from renewable sources. According to the firm, Natur-Al is produced in a process that releases just one-fourth of the CO2 of the industry standard. Natur-Al produces only 4 metric tons of CO2 per metric ton […]