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    ASI Launches Certification Program Addressing Aluminum Sustainability

    The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) launched a new Certification program for the aluminum value chain, focused on responsible production, sourcing, and stewardship of this important industrial metal. The new Certification program will cover all stages of the value chain for aluminum, including bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminum smelting, semi-fabrication, product design and manufacturing, and recycling. “This […]

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    The U.S. Formally Opposes China’s Market Economy Status

    The U.S. formerly told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it opposes granting market economy status (MES) to the People’s Republic of China. This view has been submitted in support of the the European Union (EU), which has also argued that China is a non-market economy in WTO litigation. “We are concerned that China’s economic liberalization seems […]

  • U.S. Capitol

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    Section 232 Investigation: AEC Calls for No Tariffs on Primary Aluminum

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) testified at the public hearing of the Section 232 Investigation on the Effects of Imports of Aluminum on U.S. National Security held by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The council said it is encouraged by the recognition of the importance of the domestic aluminum industry and its key role in the nation’s defense and critical […]

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    Associations Comment on Section 232 Investigation on Aluminum Imports in the U.S.

    The Aluminum Association (AA), the Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC), and European Aluminium jointly issued the following statement on the Section 232 Investigation on the effects of aluminum imports on national security in the U.S. These organizations represent all major aluminum producers, fabricators and recyclers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe — an industry that […]

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    Aluminum Association Issues Comments Regarding NAFTA

    The Aluminum Association issued official comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) office regarding negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “The duty-free trade in aluminum and aluminum products that was achieved through NAFTA has played an important role in the strength and development of the North American aluminum industry and is of great interest […]

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    AEC Joins the China Trade Task Force

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has joined the China Trade Task Force (CTTF), an organization aimed at addressing structural imbalances in the global aluminum market that AEC attributes to Chinese government policies. Century Aluminum and the United Steel Workers are also CTTF members. “China is harming the primary aluminum market in North America,” said Jeff Henderson, […]

  • Gerd Gotz, European Aluminium

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    Granting MES to China Would Jeopardize the EU’s Industrial Future — European Aluminium

    European Aluminium issued a statement regarding the deal under consideration by the European Commission for the steel sector in exchange for granting China the coveted Market Economy Status (MES). According to the organization, this approach ignores the enormous Chinese overcapacities in industries like aluminum and creates unfair distortions on the EU market. “The European Commission is […]