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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...

Trump Administration Levies New Round Of Sanctions On Iranian Aluminium

In an attempt at denying the specialized metals Iran’s nuclear ballistic missile and military programs, the Trump Administration imposed greater sanctions on aluminium, steel, and copper, much of which was already under previous sanction. Late Thursday United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described almost two dozen materials used as materials in the Iranian military’s […]

U.S. Aluminium Beverage Can Makers Urge Trump Administration Against Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Imports

A quartet of North American aluminium beverage can trade groups sent an open letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser last week, seeking to convince the Trump Administration that a reimposition of Section 232 aluminium tariffs on aluminium imports from Canada would be extraordinarily detrimental to their constituents and U.S. consumers generally. The letter, which […]

USW Says Rumored Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium Makes “Mockery” Of USMCA

One of the biggest metalworkers’ unions on the North American continent said late last week that the rumored imposition of tariffs on Canadian aluminium exports to the United States would make a “mockery” of the principles underlying the pending United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement while failing to address the true source of the aluminium sector’s woes. In […]

Aluminum Association Calls On Trump Administration To Continue Section 232 Exemptions For Mexico And Canada

The Aluminum Association published an open letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser on Thursday seeking to convince the Trump Administration to continue excepting North American producers from Section 232 aluminium tariffs. The letter, which was signed by more than a dozen CEOs and other executive officers from companies all along the aluminium value chain, […]

Aluminum Extruders Council Calls For End To Trump Section 232 Tariffs

The Aluminum Extruders Council yesterday called upon the Trump Administration to end Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminium, noting the damage the penalties they say were misapplied has done to the domestic aluminium industry. The AEC began by citing its optimism in the new tariffs. However, after over four dozen aluminium industry executives testified to […]