US launches probe into aluminium imports, citing security concerns

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Trump’s commerce chief Wilbur Ross invokes cold war law aimed at protecting high-grade smelting for defence industry

The Trump administration has launched an investigation into whether a flood of aluminium imports from China and elsewhere is compromising US national security, a step that could lead to broad import restrictions on the metal.

The commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, said the investigation was similar to one announced last week for steel imports into the US, as he invoked section 232 of a national security law passed in 1962 at the height of the Cold War.

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