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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...

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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 […]