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Japanese Aluminium Trade Group Calls Upon Trump Administration to Drop Aluminium Tariffs

Japanese Aluminium Trade Group Calls Upon Trump Administration to Drop Aluminium Tariffs

Citing WTO trade rules and relaying their apprehension for the global aluminium trade, a Japanese trade group called for the end of blanket 10-percent tariffs upon imported aluminium imposed by United States President Donald Trump. At a news conference on Thursday, Mitsuru...

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Japanese Aluminium Companies Ramping Up to Capture Share in US Automotive Aluminium Market

Japanese aluminium producers UACJ Corp and Kobe Steel are gearing up to meet an ever-increasing demand for the metal in the United States’ automotive industry, according to a recent article in Reuters. Detroit’s automakers are continuing to increase their use of aluminium in order to meet government environmental standards. Japan’s biggest rolled-aluminum products maker UACJ’s […]

As Domestic Demand Wanes, S Korean Smelters Target Japan

According to aluminium market sources interviewed by Platts, smelters in the Republic of Korea are targeting Japanese customers as the domestic automobile industry experiences a decline. One smelter is running at eighty percent capacity at the present time, but it is in search of foreign buyers as the domestic demand for certain alloys has dropped, […]