Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look a look back at the week that was and some of the stories here on MetalMiner:
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- Stuart Burns delves into falling Chinese iron ore prices — it’s not just about port stocks.
- The U.S. International Trade Commission made a final affirmative determination in the investigation of Chinese aluminum foil (launched last year), paving the way for impending orders on the product.
- In case you missed out, we updated our Section 232 Investigation Impact Report to include two additional sections.
- Tin has a bright future (at least in the relative near term), Burns writes.
- The raw steel capacity utilization rate through March 10 of this year stood at 74.8%, according to data this week from the American Iron and Steel Institute.
- The evolution of trade relationships is about more than just all this tariffs talk in the news right now.
- A group of U.S. trade associations last weekend sent President Trump a letter urging him not to impose tariffs on a wide range of Chinese products.
- The Department of Commerce recently released its tariff exclusion request process — check out our breakdown of the details.
- Trump made an announcement that rocked the world and markets yesterday vis-a-vis the possibility of $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese products, prompting China to respond with threats to impose tariffs on American products.
- In other Thursday news, the U.S. granted exemptions from the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs to the E.U., Australia, Brazil, Argentina and South Korea.
- Nalco and Canada-based Almex are working together on a joint venture in India.
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