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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...

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Fearing Trump Administration Tariffs, Australia PM Morrison Defends Aluminium Exports To United States

Responding to reports that the Trump Administration is weighing tariffs on aluminium imports from Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday that his country’s aluminium producers have complied fully with the current deal in place between the two governments. In comments to reporters in the Solomon Islands, Morrison defended his country’s aluminium exporters, saying they […]

Despite Rains, Metro Mining Carries Out Improvements At Bauxite Hills Mine

Australia’s Metro Mining Ltd. updated investors regarding operations at Bauxite Hills Mine yesterday, detailing the events that have taken place over the wet season and since the firm’s announced transition to the site’s owner-operator. Per the press release, Metro ended mining operations in December, shifting the focus at the site to maintenance and infrastructure improvements. […]

State-Subsidized Imports Crippling U.S. Aluminium Producers: Report

Bolstering the case made by a recent report issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a white paper released on Tuesday by the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) argues that state subsidies of domestic aluminium production is widespread and pervasive, and the subsidies are having a harmful effect on producers in market-based […]

No Guarantees on Extending Trump Aluminium Tariff Reprieves: Commerce Sec’y Ross

With the exception deadline looming, Trump administration officials say reprieves granted certain countries to the blanket 10-percent tariffs enacted earlier this month may not all be extended. In comments made to Bloomberg on Saturday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demurred when asked to specify precisely which countries would continue to enjoy their exceptions, saying that an […]