Alcan Urged The United States To Grant Canada And Mexico Tariff Exemptions For Aluminum Products

- Nov 07, 2018-

According to Foreign News reported on November 5, the aluminum industry associations of the United States, Canada and Mexico urged their governments to reach an agreement on Monday to remove the United States tariffs on imports of Canadian and Mexican Aluminum Products At the same time, the two countries do not set import quota restrictions on aluminum products. Before the leaders of the three countries sign the new USMCA on November 30, Alcoa of America, imed Al of Mexico and Alcan of Canada said The 10 per cent tariff imposed by the United States on national security grounds under Section 232 should grant a full, quota-free exemption to products produced within North America. "The U.S.-MEXICO agreement will not benefit the aluminum industry or many of our downstream customers if exemptions from section 232 tariffs or quotas are not granted to Canada and Mexico, " the association wrote in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian prime minister Trudo, Mexican President Pablo Peña and Mexican president-elect Obrador. The aluminum associations said they were pleased to see the United States take action to crack down on illegally subsidized imports of aluminum from China through a new antidumping investigation, while Canada has also taken measures to crack down on the trans-shipment of dumped aluminum products Mexico has launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of aluminium foil from China.