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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Anti-Dumping Action Against China

    The Aluminum Association’s Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of certain aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China are causing material injury to the domestic industry. This action is part of the U.S. aluminum industry’s broad trade strategy to address Chinese overcapacity throughout the value chain. […]

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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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    Novelis China Supplying Sheet for Aluminum-Intensive Jaguar XFL

    Novelis China is supplying aluminum solutions for the all-new, aluminum-intensive Jaguar XFL, the first Jaguar model from Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Co., Ltd. The XFL launched in China on August 29 and features a body-in-white made of 75% aluminum, the highest aluminum content achieved by an automaker in the Chinese automotive marketplace to date. The […]

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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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    U.S. Aluminum Smelters Need Support

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst & Consultant. Uncertainty hangs over the primary aluminum industry in U.S., or what has been left of it. Plummeting aluminum prices and high electricity costs resulted in closure or curtailment of some three-fourths of primary aluminum production in the last five years, leaving less than 1 million tonnes of […]

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    Architect Designs Buildings with Fluid Aluminum Facades

    Kengo Kuma & Associates designs architecture to create a sense of harmony with its landscape, utilizing aluminum, wood, stone, and other materials to create a feeling of warmth and movement. This sense of harmony is carried from the exterior through to the interior to create a space that users or residents will find comfort in. […]

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    World Primary Aluminum Production in Review – Part I

    By Alton Tabereaux, Contributing Editor. The largest gain in primary aluminum production during 2015 was in China at 31.1%, followed by India (21.1%) and Saudi Arabia (11.3%). This was due to startup of new low cost smelters and/or the restart of potlines. China accounted for a staggering 54.9% of the total world aluminum production in […]