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Trade war

Japan aluminum makers boost US output as tariffs roil market

Steelmakers on edge as Washington slow-walks on levy waivers

Automotive-use steel and aluminum products have been subject to additional U.S. tariffs since last year.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- As additional tariffs on aluminum imports keep Chinese products out of the American market, Japanese metal manufacturers are stepping up U.S. production to capitalize on rising prices caused by tight supply conditions.

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