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India’s Complaint Over Trump Tariffs At WTO Progress To Dispute Settlement Panel

India’s Complaint Over Trump Tariffs At WTO Progress To Dispute Settlement Panel

Responding to a petition earlier this year from the Indian government, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that it will establish a panel to determine whether the Trump aluminium and steel tariffs violate global trade norms. According to an official who spoke...

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EU May Implement Safeguard Measures on Aluminium by July: Malmstrom

Despite needing nine months for a full investigation into the matter, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told Reuters earlier this week that preliminary safeguards to protect the continent’s aluminium industry against the Trump administration’s aluminium tariff may only be a few weeks away. “We can take pre-measures in July already. This is what we are […]

Canadian Government Mulling Aid Package for Aluminium Smelters

Within hours of the Trump administration’s decision to levy significant tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, lawmakers in Ottawa began brainstorming solutions for protecting the dominion’s smelters. According to sources who spoke to Reuters claiming familiarity with the matter, the subject was the first item of business for the Canadian cabinet yesterday morning. […]

United States Says China’s Claim That Aluminium Tariff Violate WTO Rules is “Baseless”

The United States government issued an official rebuttal on Wednesday to a request made by the government of the People’s Republic of China to hold dispute resolution consultations regarding the U.S.’s recently-enacted blanket 10-percent tariffs under the auspices of the World Trade Organization, characterizing the request as “baseless.” In a letter penned by United States […]

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 […]