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Trump Grants Permanent Aluminium Tariff Exception to Three Countries, Temporary Break Extended for Three Others

Trump Grants Permanent Aluminium Tariff Exception to Three Countries, Temporary Break Extended for Three Others

Just hours prior to their end, United States President Donald Trump extended the handful of exceptions granted to his administration’s blanket tariffs on aluminium for another month. The administration also announced permanent exemptions for a trio of trading partners as well. In...

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Russia’s Low-Carbon Aluminium Should Be Granted Exemption from Trump Tariffs: Rusal

Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal said on Friday that, as a longstanding supplier to the United States market of environmentally-responsible aluminium, imports from its home country should not be subject to President Donald Trump’s 10-percent tariffs. In comments made to Russian News Agency TASS, a company spokesman pointed to its relationship of almost two […]

Withering Criticism, Dire Warnings About Trump Aluminium Tariffs Aired At WTO Meeting

Participants at a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) had sharp words for the blanket 10-percent tariffs on aluminium instituted by United States President Donald Trump that went into effect earlier that day. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo summarized the sentiments of the meeting’s participants in a statement his office released later that day. “Actions […]

New Zealand Petitions Trump for Exemption from Aluminium Tariffs

New Zealand’s government has added its name to the list of countries seeking an exemption from the coming 10-percent aluminium tariffs to be imposed upon imports into the United States later this month. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told domestic media in a press conference earlier this week that her country has a “strong case” to […]

Former Noranda Smelter in Missouri to Restart Two Potlines This Year

Spurred on by hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump’s 10-percent aluminium tariffs will usher in a better landscape for the production and sale of primary aluminium, the shuttered smelter formerly owned by Noranda Aluminum in the bootheel region of Missouri announced on Friday the restart of two of its three idled potlines. Magnitude 7 Metals […]