Steel

Commerce secretary faces heat from GOP senators over auto, steel tariffs

3:19 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Senators criticized Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for investigating possible trade action on auto imports along with the Trump administration's metals tariffs.

Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at Trump

June 13, 2018 09:29 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

Metal tariffs leave industry facing thicket of red tape

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
After losing the fight to forestall U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the auto industry has another fight on its hands: navigating the process to win exemptions for certain specialty products that are critical to the supply chain.

EU says first steel, aluminum safeguard measures could come in July

June 5, 2018 10:42 CET
The EU could impose measures to safeguard its steel and aluminum industries from imports initially intended for the U.S. as early as July, the bloc's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.

U.S. allies hit back at Washington's steel, aluminium tariffs

6:06 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Canada and Mexico retaliated with levies on billions of dollars of United States goods from orange juice to pork and the European Union was set to tax bourbon whiskey and Harley motorcycles after Washington imposed metals tariffs.

VW urges dialogue on U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs

June 1, 2018 10:19 CET
VW Group expressed "regret and concern" on Friday over the imposition by the U.S. of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the EU, urging a return to dialogue on a transatlantic trade deal.

EU, other allies hit back as U.S. revokes tariff reprieve

May 31, 2018 21:19 CET
Europe, Canada and Mexico plan to slap billions of dollars in tariffs on U.S. goods after the Trump administration said it is imposing steel and aluminum import duties, ending their temporary exemptions.

U.S. to impose tariffs on EU steel, aluminium at midnight

7:58 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2018
The Trump administration announced it's imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, a move immediately condemned by America's closest allies.

Japan investigators plan to raid Kobe Steel, report says

6:25 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2018
Japanese prosecutors will conduct an on-site investigation at Kobe's offices as early as Thursday, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, opening the possibility of criminal charges against the company.

EU braces for U.S. metal curbs as hopes fade for Trump relief

May 30, 2018 10:53 CET
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gave her clearest signal yet that the bloc will come up short in its bid for a permanent, unconditional waiver from U.S. metal tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed on national security grounds.

U.S., EU can still talk trade after tariffs, Ross says

8:19 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
The United States and European Union could still negotiate a trade deal even if Washington imposes import tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

White House delays steel, aluminum tariffs until June

8:27 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
The United States said it would delay until June 1 import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum for the EU, Mexico and Canada.

AK Steel in market for production site?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018
The results of the Trump administration's 25 percent tariff on steel imports last month are not yet clear. But the move did put at least one Midwest business location in the spotlight: AK Steel's Middletown Works in Ohio, just north of Cincinnati.

U.S., South Korea revise trade deal; Korean steel faces quota

1:31 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2018
The United States and South Korea agreed to revise a trade pact with American automakers winning improved market access and Korean steelmakers hit with quotas but avoiding hefty tariffs.

U.S. outlines hurdles for tariff exclusions

1:09 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according to rules published Monday by the Department of Commerce.

Will tariffs lift American steel to higher grade?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Trump's tariff on steel imports could have a cost impact on automakers -- but in a better-case scenario, it could spur investment in hot specialty steels.

Japan's automakers warn of higher vehicle prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Japan's automakers warn that car prices will rise following President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Trump negotiating with countries over tariffs, White House says

3:54 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2018
President Donald Trump is negotiating with a number of countries over the possibility of providing exemptions to new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the White House said.

Japan's automakers warn of higher prices following Trump tariffs

7:07 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2018
Japan's automaker lobby warned car prices will rise following President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum but said it was too early to say by how much.

Bar for tariff exclusions will be set high by U.S., report says

6:23 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2018
Businesses that want to win exclusions from President Trump's planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will face a high bar set by the Commerce Department, according to a news report.

Recycled aluminum for F-150 may benefit Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018
Ford recycles enough aluminum to build 37,000 F-150 bodies per month, and that material would not be subject to the president's tariffs or rising U.S. prices.

Mexico relieved, still wary about NAFTA effects

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018
The exemption of Mexico steel and aluminum tariffs was a lifeline for the renegotiation of NAFTA, but Mexican officials still fear issue could be used as a bargaining chip to force concessions.

Tariff reality: Aluminum surge relies on Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018
Putting tariffs on imported steel and aluminum reveals a stark new reality: The U.S. auto industry's plunge into aluminum content is reliant on Canada.

Europeans wince at tariff moves

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018
President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs drew eye-rolls and outrage at the Geneva auto show -- plus retorts that the move could derail planned U.S. investments.

Now, the industry's hunt for exemptions begins

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2018
Automakers and suppliers are hoping for tariff exemptions on various imported products they say are critical.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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