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    The U.S. and European Union Initiate New Trade Plan to Fight Climate Change

    The U.S. and the European Union (EU) announced a new agreement aimed at re-establishing historical transatlantic trade flows for aluminum and steel, as well as the negotiation of an arrangement to address carbon intensity and global overcapacity. In a joint statement, the U.S. and European Union noted, The European Union and the United States have […]

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    USITC Makes Unanimous Decision: Imports of Aluminum Foil From Five Countries Injured U.S. Producers

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced a unanimous determination that unfairly-traded imports of aluminum foil from five countries have materially injured U.S. producers.  As a result, the U.S. Department of Commerce will publish unfair trade orders on imports of aluminum foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey. In 2019, the value of U.S. […]

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    Six Companies Convicted of Evading Duties on Imported Chinese Aluminum

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that a federal jury has found six corporate entities guilty of attempting to defraud the U.S. via a wire-and-customs fraud scheme. The fraud was said to have been designed to avoid paying $1.8 billion in anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2011 on certain types of extruded aluminum […]

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    U.S. DOC Launches New Aluminum Import Monitoring Program

    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) launched its new Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system, which will enable the DOC to collect and publish data on aluminum imports. This will serve as an early warning mechanism to help spot trends and shifts in trade flows that might warrant industry or government action. “The new program will […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Unfair Trade Cases Against Imports of Aluminum Foil From Five Countries

    The Aluminum Association’s Foil Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging that unfairly traded imports of aluminum foil from five countries — Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey — are causing material injury to the domestic industry. In early 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce published antidumping and countervailing duty orders on […]

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    U.S. Walks Back Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) removed Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum (non-alloyed, unwrought primary aluminum), following consultations with the Canadian government. This is based on the USTR’s determination that trade of P1020 aluminum would normalize by the end of 2020, with average monthly imports declining by 50% from the monthly average in the period of January […]

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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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    U.S. Reimposes 232 Tariffs on Canada

    The U.S. White House announced it would reinstate Section 232 tariffs on P1020 aluminum from Canada. This decision comes after the recent signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Section 232 tariffs were initially imposed in 2018, with exemptions later granted to Canada and Mexico in 2019.  For many in the aluminum industry, the reimposition of 10% tariffs at this stage is […]

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    U.S. Aluminum Industry Files Unfair Trade Cases Against Imports of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from 18 Countries

    The Aluminum Association’s Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against 18 countries, including Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. The antidumping petitions allege that common alloy aluminum sheet from these countries was dumped […]