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Hoist By Our Own Petard: The Coming Backfire of Trump’s Aluminium Tariffs

Hoist By Our Own Petard: The Coming Backfire of Trump’s Aluminium Tariffs

Enormously controversial both in the States and abroad, the blanket 10-percent tariffs ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to go into effect on Friday.  The tariffs are hugely unpopular for good reason – they are all but certain to exacerbate...

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Trump Grants Canada and Mexico Temporary Reprieve from Blanket Aluminium Tariffs

Despite a week of withering criticism from overseas aluminium interests and a vast swath of his own party’s membership, United States President Donald Trump executed the documents placing into effect a blanket 10-percent tariff upon all imports of aluminium entering the country. The tariffs, which will commence on March 23, will apply to all countries […]

Canada and Mexico May Win Brief Reprieve in Trump’s Aluminium Tariffs

Trump administration officials said Wednesday that the U.S. President may bestow upon the country’s neighbors a temporary reprieve from the coming blanket 10-percent aluminium tariffs, reversing his initial stance against any exemptions. In an interview with Fox Business Wednesday evening, the director of the White House’s Trade and Manufacturing Policy office Peter Navarro said “within […]

Is Rio Tinto Changing Its Aluminium Strategy – Again?

After agreeing last December to sell the Dunkerque smelter in France  many have seen the move as Rio Tinto’s desire to continue to divest its non-core parts of the aluminium segment – much like BHP Billiton did – such as Pacific Aluminium division’s assets in Australia and New Zeeland, and the ISAL smelter in Iceland. […]

Trump’s Ten-Percent Aluminium Tariffs Counter Counsel from Industry Trade Groups

United States President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this week that his administration’s response to the findings of the Commerce Department’s Section 232 investigation will be a 10-percent tariff on the entirety of aluminium imported into the country, though scarcely unexpected, ran entirely counter to the counsel given him by several of the country’s major aluminium […]

Alumina Ltd. Boss Sees Opportunity in Possible U.S. Aluminium Tariffs

Though many stakeholders in the global aluminium sector fear the consequences tariffs levied upon them by the United States government may have, Alumina Limited’s chief sees such a turn of events as an opportunity for his firm. Mike Ferraro indicated in an interview with The Australian Financial Review that increased tariffs on imported aluminium enacted […]