Association’s Brock Calls for Section 232 Exemptions During Hearing on USMCA
During testimony at the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today, Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock highlighted the urgent need for full, quota-free tariff exemptions for Canada and Mexico as part of the newly-renegotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The comments were made as part of the USITC’s hearing, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and Specific Industry Sectors.
In a letter to Treasury Department Under Secretary David Malpass, the Aluminum Association called on the Trump administration to address China’s structural aluminum overcapacity when meeting with Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen this week.
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination that imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from China are being sold at less than fair value (or “dumped”) in the United States.
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.
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.
The Aluminum Association sent a letter to President Trump today calling for permanent, quota-free exemptions from the administration’s Section 232 tariffs on aluminum imports for all responsible trading partner countries