Trump proclamation exempts Canadian aluminum from tariffs
… but he reserves the right to reimpose the 10% levies on national security grounds if exports spike again.
US companies seeking tariff relief faced red tape, delays
Commerce Department was overwhelmed by companies lobbying to avoid the tariffs, could not meet its own deadline.
US abruptly lifts tariff aimed at Canadian alumunium
…but they’re still on the table, as are threatened Canadian countermeasures.
Canada hopes to avert new US tariff war, but is ready to fire: Champagne
Foreign affairs minister believes the standoff is an opportunity to figure out new ways to bring manufacturing back to life across North America.
$5M from feds to ensure better traceability of aluminum
Follows 10% tariff slapped on Canadian aluminum by the Trump administration.
58% of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey
Polling firm Leger says numbers reflect a lack of a clear rationale for the action by the mercurial US president.
Sask. Premier Moe worried U.S. could put tariff on steel after aluminum
Regina is home to the Evraz steel mill where hundreds of people work
Canada plans $3.6B in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. in aluminium dispute
Freeland says the tariffs will match dollar-for-dollar the costs of the planned 10% import tariff on Canadian raw aluminum that will apply starting Aug. 16
PM to Trump: Return of NA economy will negate need for tariffs
He said Canada’s aluminum smelters would soon be back producing value-added specialty products for the American auto sector.
Canada’s response on tariffs won’t be bound by USMCA: negotiator
Trade negotiator Steve Verheul says what actions Canada takes depends on what the US does.
Why fresh US tariffs? Politics, pandemics, Russian aluminum
Aluminum is one of the elemental components of the Canada-US trade relationship.
Trade experts urge heads-up approach as USMCA comes into force
More than a NAFTA update, risk of running afoul of the deal’s new rules or leave money and new prosperity on the table.
Tough talk, tariff threats resurface as USMCA readies for its debut
Trump’s “iron fist of zero-tolerance enforcement” aimed at aluminum looms large.
Feds to push back against any new US tariffs on aluminum: Duclos
Bloomberg says the Trump administration plans to impose a 10% tariff on imports from Canada.
Future Aluminum Forum Industry 4.0
The focus is on Industry 4.0 and what’s happening…
Feds face calls to protect aluminum industry as USMCA close to final
Labour concerned amendments may not include a tighter definition on what constitutes North American aluminum.
Chinese billionaire indicted in US aluminum import scheme
Charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and international money laundering.
Alcoa gets $10M from feds for a Quebec aluminum plant
Part of an $85 million investment in cutting-edge technology that will increase lower cost aluminum production.
Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs are lifted, but tactic failed
President’s tunnel vision alienates Western allies who have common cause in the challenges posed by China.
Canadian retaliatory tariffs lifted as US kills steel-aluminum penalties
More than 70 other US products including licorice, coffee, sleeping bags and ketchup.
Experts weigh in on lifting of tariffs on Canadian steel, aluminum
United Steelworkers called removal “good news” but wants stronger measures to protect Canadian steel.
UPDATE: Steel and aluminum tariffs are lifted
To be removed within two days, Canada to drop all of retaliatory measures and legal actions at the WTO.
Freeland leaves DC with no tariff deal, despite early US optimism
Foreign Affairs minister expressed optimism over incremental progress, but no indication of a resolution close at hand.
End of US tariffs on Canadian, Mexican steel, aluminum close: Mnuchin
Close to an “understanding” about finally lifting the 25% duty on steel and 10% levy on aluminum imports.
BRP acquiring majority stake in Australia’s largest aluminum boat maker
Telwater will become part of BRP’s Marine Group as an independent line.
Stelco pushes PM for help dealing with ‘changing landscape’ for steel
Emergency import restrictions on seven products that posed a “serious threat” to Canada’s steel industry are about to expire.
Freeland says lifting US tariffs is part of ratifying USMCA
Clock is ticking in Canada’s Parliament as June ratification deadline looms.
Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyber attack
Norsk Hydro’s plants in Europe and the US were isolated and switched to manual operations.
Ottawa invests $100M in steel, aluminum SMEs across Canada
Manufacturers and users will get non-repayable contributions for productivity and technology projects.
ABI submits offer to end 14 month lockout at aluminum smelter
Salaries will increase by an average of least 2.55% annually over a six-year collective agreement.
Mexico pushing labour reform, won’t ratify USMCA with US tariffs
Wants a package of labour reform ratified in Mexico’s Congress before its April 30 adjournment.
Premier Doug Ford talks tariffs, trade during trip to Washington
Said they’re hurting the US more than Canada, costing 16 jobs for every one created.