Supply Chain Management / Changing Workforce

Are tariffs boosting the U.S. aluminum industry?

By PBS NewsHour

Dec 12, 2018

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The Trump administration’s tariffs on aluminum imports are leading to new investment in what was a dying industry, according to a new report from the left-leaning Environmental Policy Institute.

The report found U.S. aluminum production is expected to increase 67 percent between 2017 and the end of this year because of increased investment. Trump imposed a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum in June of this year.

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