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United States Says China’s Claim That Aluminium Tariff Violate WTO Rules is “Baseless”

United States Says China’s Claim That Aluminium Tariff Violate WTO Rules is “Baseless”

The United States government issued an official rebuttal on Wednesday to a request made by the government of the People’s Republic of China to hold dispute resolution consultations regarding the U.S.’s recently-enacted blanket 10-percent tariffs under the auspices of the World Trade...

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Trump’s Ten-Percent Aluminium Tariffs Will See Flood of Imports By Summer: European Aluminium’s Götz

European Aluminium’s Director General Gerd Götz told an assemblage of representatives from the continent’s media outlets that the coming 10-percent tariffs on aluminium are likely to be felt by Europe’s countries within three or four months of their enactment. Götz continued at Monday’s Section 232 press conference by saying that aluminium pipelines from Russia and […]

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 […]