Aluminum representatives: 232 remedies would not hurt downstream industry

Robust trade restrictions sought by U.S. aluminum producers in the Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of aluminum imports will not harm the economy or downstream users, aluminum executives argued on Wednesday. [January 11, 2018 | Inside US Trade] The Commerce Department is expected to submit its report on whether aluminum imports threaten to impair…

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Steven Mnuchin warns of NAFTA pullout if talks fail

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explicitly warned Thursday that the U.S. would pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if the administration doesn’t get what it wants in current renegotiations. [Sean Higgins | January 12, 2018 | Washington Examiner] “We expect that will be renegotiated, or we’ll pull out,” he told reporters during a Thursday White House briefing. It was…

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