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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. 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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    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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    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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    New Research Group Aims to Develop Aluminum Products for Ground Transportation

    The National Research Council of Canada has formed a new alliance called ALTec Industrial research R&D Group to consolidate research efforts in the Canadian aluminum sector for the development of innovative aluminum products for ground transportation vehicles. As a cost-effective and sustainable material, aluminum is increasingly being used to manufacture components for lightweight vehicles which […]

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    CIAC – A Conference on Aluminum Innovation

    Aluminum: The Game Changer! The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) and its members — Alcoa, Aluminerie Alouette, and Rio Tinto Alcan — are proud to invite delegates to attend the second part of the Canadian International Aluminium Conference (CIAC), to be held in Montreal, Canada, at the Centre Mont-Royal on June 2-4, 2014. CIAC 2014 will […]