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    AEC Files New Petition on Chinese Aluminum Extrusions Circumvented through Vietnam

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) , through its Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (AEFTC), filed a new circumvention petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Limited and its extensive network of affiliates with the Department of Commerce (DOC). The petition asks the Department to find that Chinese aluminum extrusions produced by Zhongwang that are converted in Vietnam before being […]

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    Extrusions Used in Construction of China’s New Electric Bullet Train

    China Railway Corporation debuted its “Fuxing Hao” (Renaissance), a new electric multiple unit (EMU) bullet train, on its Beijing to Shanghai route, running at 350 km/h (as of September 23, 2017).  The Renaissance EMU is the first bullet train designed and manufactured entirely in China. The use of lightweight aluminum components was key in providing the enhanced speed, safety, […]

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    China Zhongwang’s Connection to Aluminicaste Examined in Investigative Report

    The Wall Street Journal published, “Chinese Billionaire Linked to Giant Aluminum Stockpile in Mexican Desert,” an investigative report on Liu Zhongtian, founder of Chinese metals conglomerate China Zhongwang, alleged use of Aluminicaste, an aluminum remelt factory in Mexico, to game the global trade system. The article notes that nearly 1 million metric tons of aluminum was […]

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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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    China Zhongwang to Spin Off Aluminum Extrusion Business

    China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd. announced plans to spin off its industrial aluminum extrusion business through an asset swap with CRED Holding Co., a Chinese property company that is A-share listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. As part of the deal, Zhongwang will sell the total equity interests in Liaoning Zhongwang to CRED Holding Co. for 28.2 billion yuan ($4.3 billion), and […]

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    DOC Initiates Circumvention Investigation on 5050 Aluminum Alloy Extrusions

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued its long-awaited circumvention decision in the Aluminum Extruders Council’s (AEC) petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd. The AEC alleges that the company has systematically and illegally evaded duties on aluminum extrusions imported into the United States. The DOC concluded that “based on the information provided by Petitioner, the Department finds […]

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    AEC Files Scope Clarification and Circumvention Case against China Zhongwang Holdings

    The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) filed a petition against China Zhongwang Holdings Ltd., alleging the company has systematically and illegally evaded duties on aluminum extrusions imported into the United States. The alleged scheme involves hundreds of millions of pounds of aluminum extrusions that are simply cut and welded into aluminum slabs. Upon entering the U.S., […]