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    USITC Extends Trade Orders on Imports of Aluminum Extrusions from China

    Under the the five-year (sunset) review process, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain aluminum extrusions from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, the Commission elected to keep current trade orders […]

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    U.S. Files Complaint with WTO on China’s Subsidies to Aluminum Producers

    The U.S. launched a new trade enforcement complaint against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s subsidies to certain producers of primary aluminum. These subsidies appear to be provided through artificially cheap loans from banks and through artificially low-priced inputs for aluminum production, such as coal, electricity, and alumina. […]

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    Advocating for Fair Trade – Growing Momentum

    Aluminum extruders from around the world have formed an alliance designed to promote and defend fair trade practices.  The International Fair Trade Alliance (IFTA) is a non-profit organization created to bring together aluminum extrusion manufacturers and suppliers from across the globe for the purpose of promoting free and fair trade.  The Alliance, which began forming […]

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    U.S. International Trade Commission Hearing on Competitive Conditions Affecting Aluminum

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. On September 29, 2016, the day after the Aluminum Association and Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) Management Conference finished their Aluminum Week program in Washington, D.C., the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) held a hearing (Investigation No. 332-557) — Aluminum: Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Industry. The hearing addressed the harmful […]

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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, […]

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    Aleris to Be Acquired by Zhongwang USA

    Aleris Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Zhongwang USA LLC, an investment company owned by Zhongwang International Group Ltd., parent company of China Zhongwang. Under the agreement, Zhongwang USA will acquire Aleris for $1.11 billion in cash for the equity, plus $1.22 billion in net debt. “We are excited about this transition to strategic […]

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    Students Invited to Enter the 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

    The ET Foundation invites students studying design, engineering, architecture, or related fields to enter the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition. A total of $8,500 in scholarships will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place, as well as for the Bonnell Aluminum LED Lighting Design Challenge. There is no fee to enter the competition. Submissions will […]

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    Domestic Aluminum Extrusion Consumption Shows Growth in 2015

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and the Aluminum Association released industry estimates of aluminum extrusion shipments in North America by major market for 2015. Among key findings, domestic consumption of aluminum extrusions in the U.S. and Canada (which includes imports), totaled an estimated 5.11 billion pounds in 2015, an increase of 4.6% over the 2014 total. This is […]