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Debate Over Reinstatement Of Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium Heats Up As Implementation Of USMCA Approaches

Debate Over Reinstatement Of Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium Heats Up As Implementation Of USMCA Approaches

The debate raged last week among aluminium industry movers and shakers regarding the propriety of reinstating Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminium into the United States after the final implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at the beginning of next month. In...

Events

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 accept input on the process through July 10. “The Department of Commerce is […]

DoC Initiates Investigation into Aluminium Sheet from 18 Countries

With aluminium prices at multi-year lows, a petition signed by the US Aluminium Association and a number of industry players such as Aleris, Arconic, Constellium and Novelis was approved by the Department of Commerce on March 31st. They allege dumping margins raging from 12.5% to 151%. The Department headed by Wilbur Ross announced the initiation […]

Arbitrator Compels Sale Of Aleris’s Lewisport Plant For DOJ Approval Of Novelis Buy-Out

The arbiter assigned to the dispute between the United States Department of Justice and Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. determined Aleris must sell its plant in Lewisport, Kentucky to satisfy the department’s antitrust concerns in relation to Novelis’ buy-out. Earlier this week the arbitrator found that aluminium and steel are not of […]

Tariffs On Brazil Aluminium Imports Still A Possibility: Trump

Though praising the country’s executive, United States President Donald Trump did not indicate that he would back down on planned aluminium and steel tariffs against Brazilian exporters to the US. Trump was queried by reporters late last week at a dinner at Mar-a-Lago between himself and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro by reporters regarding the possibility […]