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Japanese Aluminium Trade Group Calls Upon Trump Administration to Drop Aluminium Tariffs

Japanese Aluminium Trade Group Calls Upon Trump Administration to Drop Aluminium Tariffs

Citing WTO trade rules and relaying their apprehension for the global aluminium trade, a Japanese trade group called for the end of blanket 10-percent tariffs upon imported aluminium imposed by United States President Donald Trump. At a news conference on Thursday, Mitsuru...

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Withering Criticism, Dire Warnings About Trump Aluminium Tariffs Aired At WTO Meeting

Participants at a meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) had sharp words for the blanket 10-percent tariffs on aluminium instituted by United States President Donald Trump that went into effect earlier that day. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo summarized the sentiments of the meeting’s participants in a statement his office released later that day. “Actions […]

Norway in Talks for Exemption from Trump Aluminium Tariffs

Norway’s government has resigned itself to United States President Donald Trump’s blanket 10-percent tariffs on imported aluminium, at least for now. Such was the announcement made by the country’s foreign minister on Friday. Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide went on to solicit the powers that be in Washington, D.C. to intercede on her […]

U.S. Trade Reps At Negotiating Table with E.U., Australian, and Argentinian Reps Over Trump Aluminium Tariffs

A top trade official in the Trump Administration told a United States legislative committee that the executive branch is discussing exclusions to the blanket 10-percent aluminium tariffs with trade representatives from the European Union, Australia, and Argentina, and indicated that talks may soon open with the government of Brazil. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made […]

UAE Says Record of Fair Competition Justifies Exemption from Trump Aluminium Tariff

The United Arab Emirates has taken its position in the long line of aluminium-producing states seeking an exemption from United States President Donald Trump’s blanket 10-percent tariffs on aluminium imports that is set to kick in on Friday. The assistant undersecretary for foreign trade affairs for U.A.E.’s Ministry of Economy Juma Mohamed Al Kait relayed […]

Japanese Government Optimistic of Exception to Trump Aluminium Tariff

Japan’s trade minister said yesterday that he feels the odds are currently in favor that his country’s aluminium products may win a temporary exemption from the blanket 10-percent tariffs on aluminium that is set to go into effect at the end of this week. Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko opined that the aluminium products produced […]