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European Aluminium Calls On European Commission To Address Subsidized Aluminium From China

European Aluminium Calls On European Commission To Address Subsidized Aluminium From China

Earlier this week aluminium trade group European Aluminium petitioned the European Commission to take the next step after issuing a white paper on the negative effects of subsidized imports to the continent by taking concrete actions against importers from the People’s Republic...

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Europe’s Downstream Aluminium Sector Calls For End To Import Tariffs On Raw Aluminium

European downstream trade group Federation of Aluminium Consumers in Europe (FACE) called upon Europe’s governments to end import tariffs on primary and unwrought aluminium, pointing to a study commissioned by the group that found such import tariffs have cost Europe’s downstream aluminium sector up to €18 billion since the year 2000. According to FACE, Europe’s […]

EU Regulators Launch Anti-Trust Investigation Into Novelis’ Purchase Of Aleris

Anti-trust regulators in the European Union said yesterday that they had opened an investigation into the proposed US$2.6 billion purchase of Atlanta’s rolled-aluminium firm Aleris by rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. In comments made by Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, the regulators’ intent was to ensure competitiveness in the value-added aluminium market. “Our […]

While Defending Trump Aluminium Tariffs, Washington Initiates Quintet Of Complaints To Retaliatory Tariffs At WTO

The fallout from the Trump administration’s blanket tariffs on steel and aluminium continued on Monday with the United States government’s filing of a slew of World Trade Organization dispute actions against governments who have levied retaliatory tariffs against American exports. United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement on Monday that Washington, D.C. […]

EU Enacts €2.8 Billion in Retaliatory Tariffs to Counter Trump Aluminium Duties

Making good on promises made earlier this month, yesterday the European Union levied retaliatory tariffs against goods imported from the United States in an effort at mitigating damages the Union expects to sustain due to the Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminium and steel. The tariffs, which affect an estimated €2.8 billion in imports from across […]