- Tesla wins a tariff exclusion for the Japanese aluminum used in its batteries, according to government documents.
- The Department of Commerce will waive the 10% tariffs placed on aluminum for Japan’s Nippon Light Metal Co Ltd.
- The waiver is valid for one year.
Electric-car maker Tesla won a tariff exclusion from the U.S. on the imported Japanese aluminum it uses in its battery cells.
The Commerce Department’s decision waives the 10% tariffs that would be placed on the battery cells manufactured in Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory, according to Reuters, which reported the news Monday.