Century Aluminum Company has commended US President Mr Joe Biden’s action to maintain the Section 232 aluminum tariffs on the United Arab Emirates. Century Aluminum President and CEO Mr Michael Bless said “We commend President Biden’s decisive action to maintain tariffs on aluminum imports from the UAE as part of the Section 232 program. The Biden Administration is clearly committed to rebuilding domestic manufacturing and protecting thousands of American aluminum jobs. President Biden’s proclamation will keep the playing field level for America’s primary aluminum industry and our great American workers. This action is an important step towards maintaining this essential US supply chain capability and for keeping our diverse workforce employed in family-supporting jobs. On behalf of our employees and the communities they represent, I want to thank President Biden and his team for their continued support of the Section 232 program as we work together to Build Back Better.”
Mr Biden revoked the implementation of a last-minute proclamation issued by the Trump Administration that would have essentially exempted the UAE from 232 relief. This announcement will ensure that aluminum imports from the UAE will not harm the U.S. aluminum industry and threaten our nation’s security interests.
Century Aluminum Company is the largest primary aluminum producer in the United States, with three operating aluminum smelters in Kentucky and South Carolina.