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China Bauxite Imports Fall By 6 Percent In August Thanks To The Rains In Africa

China Bauxite Imports Fall By 6 Percent In August Thanks To The Rains In Africa

Adverse weather conditions are to blame for the drop in imported bauxite ore by buyers in the People’s Republic of China, as rainy weather in Guinea hampered exports of the aluminium precursor to the Middle Kingdom in August. According to data released...

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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 […]

U.S. Trade Reps At Negotiating Table with E.U., Australian, and Argentinian Reps Over Trump Aluminium Tariffs

A top trade official in the Trump Administration told a United States legislative committee that the executive branch is discussing exclusions to the blanket 10-percent aluminium tariffs with trade representatives from the European Union, Australia, and Argentina, and indicated that talks may soon open with the government of Brazil. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made […]

Australia Wins Exception to Trump’s 10-Percent Aluminium Tariffs

Australian Aluminium exporters breathed a sigh of relief this weekend after United States President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that they will be immune to Trump’s 10-percent tariffs upon imported aluminium. President Trump announced via Twitter late in the business day on Friday that the countries’ two governments had reached an […]