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Tariffs On Brazil Aluminium Imports Still A Possibility: Trump

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...

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Brazil’s Primary Aluminium Production Off By 19.7 Percent In April

Numbers released by Brazil’s aluminium trade association Associação Brasileira do Alumínio (Abal) showed a steep fall-off in production for the month of April, dropping by almost 20 percent on the year. Per Abal, the South American country churned out 48,400 metric tons in the year’s fourth month, off by 3.6 percent from February’s total of […]

Alunorte Embargo Winding Through Brazilian Courts

Norwegian aluminium smelter Norsk Hydro ASA updated its investors on the situation at its Brazilian aluminium refinery Alunorte, noting that progress had been made both on the judicial front and with state environmental regulators. Hydro said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Ministério Público to engage outside consultants to determine whether the […]

Brazil Continues Talks for Permanent Exemption to Trump Aluminium Tariff

Brazilian president Michel Temer said earlier this week that talks with representatives of the United States government regarding exemptions for his country’s aluminium and steel producers are currently underway. Temer noted to local press on Tuesday that the two countries had strong economic incentives to find an agreement, pointing out the US$51 billion in bilateral […]

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 […]