Could China tariffs on US scrap aluminium lead to higher prices here?

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China has retaliated against the tariffs imposed by the United States by proposing tariffs against US products including aluminium scrap.

US President Donald Trump last week imposed a 25% tariff on imports of steel into the US, and 10% on aluminium.

But now the Chinese Government has responded by issuing a public consultation on 128 products it intends to post an import levy on if the US tariffs are not withdrawn. While most of the products on the list are fresh food items and different types of steel pipe, the list also included a proposed 25% import tariff on aluminium . . .

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