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    USITC Affirms Extension on Relief from Imports of Extrusions from China

    On October 3, 2022, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) unanimously decided to extend the domestic industry’s hard-won relief from dumped and subsidized imports of aluminum extrusions from China. The USITC made its recent decision under a required five-year “sunset review” covering extrusions. In such reviews, the Commission determines whether or not the termination of anti-dumping (AD) […]

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    AEC Testifies U.S. Aluminum Extruders Disadvantaged by Exclusion Process

    Last week, the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) provided testimony in the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing regarding the economic impact of Section 232 and Section 301 Tariffs on U.S. industries. AEC president Jeff Henderson spoke on behalf of the nearly 60 domestic AEC aluminum extrusion member companies that currently operate hundreds of extrusion presses […]

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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 […]