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    Europe Takes Steps to Combat Unfair Trade from China

    The European Commission announced aluminum extrusions from China will be subject to registration by national customs authorities as of August 25th, 2020, as part of an ongoing antidumping investigation. On February 14th, the European Commission opened an antidumping investigation into aluminum extrusions originating from China — following a complaint made by European Aluminium. The complaint alleged […]

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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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    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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    Addressing Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) posted an update on its ongoing work on the Chinese imports case, which looks to achieve and maintain the fair trade for aluminum extruders in the U.S. The announcement looks at the first annual Administrative Review, which came to an end in late 2013, as well as what can be expected […]

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    AEC Applauds DOJ Rulling – Defending Fair Trade for U.S. Extrusions

    On November 14, 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. (Basco) agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusions from China, which at the time were subject to combined antidumping […]