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    U.S. Walks Back Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum (non-alloyed, unwrought primary aluminum), following consultations with the Canadian government. This is based on the USTR’s determination that trade of P1020 aluminum would normalize by the end of 2020, with average monthly imports declining by 50% from the monthly average in the period of January […]

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    U.S. Reimposes 232 Tariffs on Canada

    The U.S. White House announced it would reinstate Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum from Canada. This decision comes after the recent signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Section 232 tariffs were initially imposed in 2018, with exemptions later granted to Canada and Mexico in 2019.  For many in the aluminum industry, the reimposition of 10% tariffs at this stage is […]

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    USITC Releases Report on Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Aluminum Industry

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) published Aluminum: Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Industry, a report based on its recent 332 investigation conducted at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. Focusing on the years 2011–15, the report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of major aluminum producing and exporting countries, provides qualitative and […]