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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 […]

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    The U.S. Formally Opposes China’s Market Economy Status

    The U.S. formerly told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it opposes granting market economy status (MES) to the People’s Republic of China. This view has been submitted in support of the the European Union (EU), which has also argued that China is a non-market economy in WTO litigation. “We are concerned that China’s economic liberalization seems […]

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    Section 232 Investigation: AEC Calls for No Tariffs on Primary Aluminum

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) testified at the public hearing of the Section 232 Investigation on the Effects of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security held by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The council said it is encouraged by the recognition of the importance of the domestic aluminum industry and its key role in the nation’s defense and critical […]

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    Associations Comment on Section 232 Investigation on Aluminum Imports in the U.S.

    The Aluminum Association (AA), the Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC), and European Aluminium jointly issued the following statement on the Section 232 Investigation on the effects of aluminum imports on national security in the U.S. These organizations represent all major aluminum producers, fabricators and recyclers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe — an industry that […]

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    Aluminum Association Issues Comments Regarding NAFTA

    The Aluminum Association issued official comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office regarding negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “The duty-free trade in aluminum and aluminum products that was achieved through NAFTA has played an important role in the strength and development of the North American aluminum industry and is of great interest […]