ITC Adopts New Rules for Tariff Cuts; Alcoa Board Approves Split

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The International Trade Commission is preparing new rules for tariff cuts and Alcoa’s board has approved the plan to split the company in two.

ITC Adopts New Rules for Tariff Cuts

The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday that it is adopting interim rules to create a way for companies to submit items for potential tariff cuts under the new miscellaneous tariff bill process, forgoing the normal rulemaking process to meet a mid-October deadline.

Alcoa Board Approves Split

Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. said on Thursday its split into two publicly traded companies is expected to be effective Nov. 1, after the company’s board approved the separation.

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Alcoa said last year it would break itself in two, separating a faster growing aerospace and automotive parts business from the traditional aluminum smelting and refining operations, as shareholders sought higher returns amid a commodity slump.

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