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China Imports Of Bauxite Ore Rose By 24.9 Percent In 2019 Through July

China Imports Of Bauxite Ore Rose By 24.9 Percent In 2019 Through July

As improvements to low-temperature alumina production continue by refiners in the People’s Republic of China, the country’s thirst for overseas bauxite increases. Such was the story told by Customs data released on Sunday that showed a 24.9 percent jump on the year...

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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 […]

Australia Aluminium Producers Win Exemption from Coming United States Tariffs

Thanks to talks among trade officials from Australia and the United States on the sidelines of the late G20 summit in Germany, stringent aluminium tariffs expected to be handed down by the Trump administration will exempt aluminium producers from Down Under. Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and finance minister Mathias Cormann met privately with Treasury […]