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    Heidi Brock Resigns as President and CEO of the Aluminum Association

    The Aluminum Association announced that president and CEO Heidi Brock is resigning and will leave the organization later this year to become president and CEO of the American Forest and Paper Association. The Aluminum Association board of directors has begun a search for her successor. “Over nearly eight years as president and CEO, Heidi has […]

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    U.S. Issues Quota-Free Removal of Section 232 Tariffs for Canada and Mexico

    The U.S. government announced the complete and permanent lifting of Section 232 tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, without imposing quotas to cap imports at a certain level. In return, the countries agreed to drop all pending litigation with the World Trade Organization regarding the Section 232 tariffs. The leaders of three North America aluminum associations […]

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    U.S. Industry Representatives Discuss the Effects of Section 232 Tariffs and USMCA

    During a Capitol Hill Briefing in Washington D.C. on November 27th, representatives from the Aluminum Association, manufacturers, farmers, and end customers addressed the the U.S. International Trade Commission on how the Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel have impacted the U.S. industry and urging the commission to eliminate or provide exemptions for these tariffs through the U.S.-Mexico-Canada […]

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    U.S. Government Imposes Aluminum Tariffs on the EU, Canada, and Mexico

    The U.S. government will begin imposing 10% tariffs on the import of aluminum from the European Union (EU), Canada, and Mexico as part of Section 232. The temporary exceptions that had delayed the implementation of these tariffs expired on June 1st and were not renewed (read the full presidential proclamation). However, Argentina and Australia will remain exempt […]

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    EU and Six Other Countries to Be Exempt from U.S. Aluminum Tariffs

    A tariff of 10% on most aluminum and aluminum products entering the U.S. has gone into effect as of today. A new proclamation, issued by President Trump, provides exemptions to these tariffs for key trading partner countries. In addition to previously announced exemptions for Canada and Mexico, temporary exemptions have been given to the European Union […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Tariff Proclamations Set – Exemptions for Canada and Mexico

    Yesterday, President Trump signed proclamations to formally adjust the tariffs on aluminum (10%), stating national security as a major reason for their implementation under Section 232. These tariffs will go into effect 15 days from this signing. Canada and Mexico are temporarily exempt from the tariffs, depending on the outcome of NAFTA negotiations. Other countries will also have an […]

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    Section 232: U.S. Aluminum Industry Reacts to Proposed Tariffs

    Earlier this week, President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on U.S. imports of aluminum (10%) to be applied across the board to all countries for an unspecified period of time. This is in response to reports regarding the 232 Investigation that were recently released by the U.C. Department of Commerce, which looked into the […]

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    ASI Launches Certification Program Addressing Aluminum Sustainability

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) launched a new Certification program for the aluminum value chain, focused on responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of this important industrial metal. The new Certification program will cover all stages of the value chain for aluminum, including bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, semi-fabrication, product design and manufacturing, and recycling. “This […]