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EU Negotiations with Trump White House Over Aluminium Tariff Go Into Overdrive As Deadline Rapidly Approaches

EU Negotiations with Trump White House Over Aluminium Tariff Go Into Overdrive As Deadline Rapidly Approaches

With the deadline for having a long-term deal with the United States on aluminium imports looming, the European Union is engaging in an all-out, last-ditch effort to come to an agreement before the temporary reprieve expires on Friday. German economy minister Peter...

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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 […]

EU Set to Take Trump Aluminium Tariffs to the WTO: European Aluminium

According to Europe’s leading aluminium trade group, the continent’s political and economic union is poised to take action against the United States over the Trump administration’s blanket 10-percent tariffs on aluminium. In an email to Reuters earlier this week, European Aluminium revealed that the European Union is racing to begin countermeasures against the lately-enacted aluminium […]

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 […]

Trump Aluminium Tariffs Are Short-Sighted and Demand Unified Response by EU: Denmark PM

Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen leveled withering criticism at the coming 10-percent tariffs on aluminium imported into the United States in remarks made to the country’s parliament on Tuesday. “Trump’s decision to introduce tariffs on steel and aluminium is damaging and short-sighted,” the Danish head of government opined. “Free trade is not a zero-sum […]