CMI warns against tariffs on aluminium for beverage cans

10 Jul 2017 − 

Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has called on the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to exempt aluminium sheets used to make beverage cans from potential tariffs or other trade restrictions.

CMI had also recently made similar demands for tinplate for cans.

CMI argued that aluminum used to make can packaging was a unique alloy that was not suitable or used by the defense industry for any national security application.

Rather tariffs or other trade restrictions could lead to rising costs for beverage cans made of aluminium.

According to CMI, trade restrictions on aluminum can sheet and primary aluminum would cause – albeit unintentional - disruptions along the supply chain.


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