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Trump Rescinds Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium, But Promises Reimposing Them Should Imports Spike

Trump Rescinds Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium, But Promises Reimposing Them Should Imports Spike

Donald Trump ended the import tariff on aluminium from Canada earlier this week, but he promised to reinstate it should shipments from the dominion spike at some point later this year. Trump’s announcement comes after a new agreement between the two governments...

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 […]

Commerce Department Opens To Public Input On Section 232 Exclusion Process

The United States Commerce Department is seeking input into ways to streamline the exclusion process for tariffs and quotas on aluminium and steel imposed by the Trump Administration in 2018. The department’s Bureau of Industry and Security opened commentary today and will accept input on the process through July 10. “The Department of Commerce is […]

U.S. Commerce Department Grants Tariff Waiver For Specialty Japanese Aluminium

A request from California electric automaker Tesla Inc to the U.S. Commerce Department to waive 10-percent tariffs on imported aluminium from Japan was approved earlier this month, allowing the company to continue using the metal for battery cells at the Gigafactory in Nevada. According to documents posted two months ago, the Commerce Department acted upon […]

U.S. Commerce Department Debuts New Web Portal For Section 232 Exclusion Requests

The United States Commerce Department yesterday launched an online portal for receiving product-specific exclusion requests for aluminium and steel products currently subject to the Trump Administration’s Section 232 tariffs. The site, dubbed “Section 232 Exclusion Portal,” will supersede the Department’s site at regulations.gov for receiving request, objections, rebuttals, and other motions relevant to the aluminium […]

Fearing Trump Administration Tariffs, Australia PM Morrison Defends Aluminium Exports To United States

Responding to reports that the Trump Administration is weighing tariffs on aluminium imports from Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday that his country’s aluminium producers have complied fully with the current deal in place between the two governments. In comments to reporters in the Solomon Islands, Morrison defended his country’s aluminium exporters, saying they […]