US aluminium market skeptical of impending 232 conclusion

The US aluminium market is skeptical that a conclusion to the Section 232 investigation is coming ahead of its due date in January 2018, contrary to recent media reports.

A report published on Friday December 8 quoted a well-placed source as stating that the US Commerce Department had finalized a draft of its findings in the 232 aluminium investigation and plans to impose duties on all imports of primary aluminium outside of Canada.
But sources expressed reservations this week regarding the report.
"No one in the market is expecting this,” one aluminium supplier said.

Commerce does not have any updates on the status of the investigation, a spokesman for the...


Kirk Maltais

December 14, 2017

00:52 GMT