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WTO Rules Against Trump-Era Section 232 Tariffs On Aluminium And Steel

WTO Rules Against Trump-Era Section 232 Tariffs On Aluminium And Steel

Last week the World Trade Organization ruled that the Trump-era import duties on aluminium and steel violated international law. On Friday the three-judge tribunal found that the import tariffs on aluminium and steel instituted in 2018 were in violation of the WTO’s...


Senator Schumer Calls for Prompt Action on Aluminium Imports from Trump Administration

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) published an open letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday, urging the executive branch to come to a timely resolution for the overcapacity of aluminium drowning the domestic aluminium industry. Citing the national security concerns raised […]

Ohio’s US Senators Call for WTO Action Against Chinese Aluminum Firms

Ohio’s two United States senators issued a joint press release on Friday urging the United States Trade Representative to bring a World Trade Organization case against the People’s Republic of China over its aluminium overcapacity. The senators say that 15,000 American workers have lost their jobs in the industry over the last decade. “China has […]

China Agrees to Drop Export Subsidies on Aluminium

The People’s Republic of China has agreed to end export subsidies that have helped to drown the aluminium market (among others) in an oversupply of the metal. United States Trade Representative Michael Froman made the announcement regarding an agreement ending the subsidies in question earlier today. “Today we have signed an agreement with China to […]