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

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...

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Spur Aluminium Demand

In stark contrast to previous editions, electric vehicles were all the rage at this year’s Frankfurt IAA, the world’s largest motor show. Many premium brand announced they would electrify entire series or that their fleets will be a mix of hybrid and battery-powered vehicles. Aiming to catch up to Tesla, European automakers are increasingly favouring […]

UACJ Preparing to Ramp Up Aluminium Production for Tesla Model 3 Chassis Parts

Japanese aluminium company UACJ will reportedly be ramping up operations at its plant in Michigan in order to provide aluminium chassis parts for Tesla’s Model 3. A report in The Nihon Keizai Shinbun (The Nikkei) on Sunday revealed a JPY3 billion (USD26 million) investment that is to take place at what is assumed to be […]