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U.S. Wants to Know Where Aluminum Imports Really Come From

  • Proposed rules to track supply based on steel monitoring model
  • Seen as addressing complaints that China supply skirts tariffs
Views of Aluminum Stockyards as China, U.S. Roll Out New Tariffs
Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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The U.S. proposed rules to track aluminum imports more closely, in a move that could address industry demands to block Chinese supply that skirts tariffs.

While the Trump administration’s import levies are aimed at protecting against excess foreign supply of the metal, concerns have persisted that aluminum from China -- the world’s biggest producer -- is still flooding into the market.