USTR Modifies Terms on Canadian Aluminum Imports

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 9/17/20 5:00 PM

On September 15, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that after discussions with the Canadian government, the U.S. would resume duty-free treatment for non-alloyed, unwrought aluminum, replacing the 10% duties imposed in August 2020.

Shipments of this aluminum from Canada are expected to normalize over the last four months of 2020. If the imports for any month exceed 105% of the expected volume, the U.S. will retroactively apply the 10% duty to that month’s imports. Additionally, the U.S may re-impose the 10% duties in the future.

The U.S. and Canada will review the aluminum trade again at the end of 2020 and evaluate expected market conditions for 2021.

The expected volumes for the remainder of 2020 can be found in the notice here:

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2020/september/ustr-statement-canadian-aluminum

Topics: USTR, Canada, Aluminum, Trade Remedies

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