The Aluminium Federation welcomes the removal of US section 232 tariffs on exports of aluminium to the United States.
Yesterday International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan secured a resolution with the US to end the ongoing issue around aluminium and steel tariffs.
Following two months of talks, the Trade Secretary met with Commerce Secretary Raimondo in Washington DC yesterday and the US announced an expansive removal of section 232 tariffs*, re-opening tariff free access for UK aluminium and steel exporters to the US.
The announcement is good news for the aluminium and steel sectors, which support the jobs of over 80,000 people across the UK. The changes will take effect on 1 June 2022.
In response the UK will suspend rebalancing measures on US products including whiskey, blue jeans and motorcycles.
Today’s announcement will benefit businesses on both sides of the Atlantic and clears the way for us to focus on the next steps for the UK-US trade relationship.