Aluminum Association Disappointed in Administration Decision to Place Tariffs on Vital Trading Partners

ARLINGTON, VA – Heidi Brock, president & CEO of the Aluminum Association, issued the following statement today in response to the administration’s decision to end Section 232 aluminum tariff exemptions for Canada, the European Union and Mexico.

Aluminum Association Responds to Section 232 Aluminum Tariff Exemption Extension

The Aluminum Association views the decision to extend the tariff exemption deadline for our vital trading partners beyond May 1st as a positive first step. But clearly more must be done to provide certainty to the market. 

Time for Action on Chinese Overcapacity

While the Aluminum Association appreciates the President Donald Trump's attention to the domestic aluminum industry, across-the-board tariffs won't address the fundamental problem of massive aluminum overcapacity in China. Learn more at aluminum.org/TimeforAction.

ITC Final Determination a Win For U.S. Foil Producers and Rules-Based Trade

Aluminum Association Applauds Decision Finding Unfairly-Traded Chinese Foil Imports Harm Domestic Industry 

Aluminum Association Calls for Trading Partner Exemptions and Negotiations on Chinese Overcapacity in Wake of Tariff Decision

ALRINGTON, VA -- The Aluminum Association today responded to the president’s announcement of a 10 percent tariff on aluminum entering the United States. The association was pleased that the decision excluded vital NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico and urges the administration to exempt other key trading partners that share our concerns about chronic Chinese aluminum overcapacity. A more targeted approach on tariffs will also protect vital supply chains for the 97 percent of U.S. aluminum workers in mid and downstream manufacturing processes.

Aluminum Association: Across-the-Board Tariffs A Missed Opportunity on Industry Trade Challenges

In a letter to President Donald J. Trump, Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock expressed concerns about the president’s recent announcement of a global tariff on aluminum products imported into the United States. 

Aluminum Association Statement on Section 232 Announcement

The Aluminum Association today released a statement on the White House's Section 232 announcement.

"We appreciate the President’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. aluminum industry. We look forward to working with the President on implementation and to creating a more level playing field."

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