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Canada To Impose Retaliatory Tariffs On US$2.7 Billion In U.S. Aluminium Products

Canada To Impose Retaliatory Tariffs On US$2.7 Billion In U.S. Aluminium Products

Responding to a broadside from the Trump Administration to its aluminium industry, the Canadian government fired a return volley this weekend, announcing the levying of US$2.7 billion in retaliatory tariffs on aluminium products imported from it southern neighbor. On Friday, Canada’s Deputy...

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Aluminum Association Calls On Trump Administration To Continue Section 232 Exemptions For Mexico And Canada

The Aluminum Association published an open letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser on Thursday seeking to convince the Trump Administration to continue excepting North American producers from Section 232 aluminium tariffs. The letter, which was signed by more than a dozen CEOs and other executive officers from companies all along the aluminium value chain, […]

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 comments before a Senate hearing on Wednesday, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

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 the White House issued the proclamation which boosts the duties on derivative aluminium […]

Apple Buys First Carbon-Free Aluminium From Alcoa-Rio Tinto Joint Venture Elysis

American technological company Apple Inc. announced earlier this week its inaugural purchase of carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa Corp and Rio Tinto Group joint venture Elysis. Apple says the initial purchase will ship later this month from Alcoa’s Pittsburgh research facility. The aluminium is destined for use in Apple products, though the firm declined to identify […]

Aluminium Association of Canada Lauds Move To Limit Aluminiun Transshipment

Canada’s aluminium industry is applauding Ottawa for its recent announcement that aluminium will be added to the government’s Import Control List system. In a statement released last week by the Aluminium Association of Canada, the organization praised the Canadian government’s use of the Export and Import Permits Act to help safeguard the dominion’s producers from […]