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Is Rio Tinto Changing Its Aluminium Strategy – Again?

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...


USW Says Section 232 Sanctions Should Not Include Canadian Aluminium Interests

Listing Canada among the countries that harm the United States aluminium industry is a mistake, and including Canadian producers in any quotas or tariffs would simply compound the error. So say leaders and representatives of the largest industrial labor union in North America. Among the first to voice concerns over trade sanctions recommended in the […]

China Vows Retaliation if United States’ Response to Section 232 Aluminium Investigation Includes Tariffs

Describing the findings of the United States Commerce Department’s Section 232 investigation into aluminium and steel imports as “groundless” and inconsistent with the facts, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) aimed withering criticism on Saturday at the report and its conclusions. The MOC’s chief of trade remedy and investigation bureau Wang Hejun is cited in state-run […]

Aluminium Stakeholders Weigh In After Commerce Department’s Public Release of Section 232 Investigation Report

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross released the department’s report on steel and aluminium imports investigated during the recent Section 232 national security investigation yesterday, in which the Department recommends a mix of tariffs and quotas on aluminium products entering from abroad, including from the People’s Republic of China. The reports, which were delivered […]

Beijing Counsels Trump Administration Against Aluminium Sanctions in Response to Section 232 Findings

Representatives of the government of the People’s Republic of China responded to United States President Donald Trump’s comments earlier this week regarding possible trade sanctions levied upon imported aluminium and steel, saying on Wednesday that negotiating a solution is the better option. Pointing out that the trading relationship between the two economic juggernauts is “mutually […]