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The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has led the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry in achieving level competition by winning tariff protection that offsets unfair trade practices of extruders/importers of aluminum profiles produced in China. Our efforts have been of enormous value to domestic extruders and suppliers. They may have saved our industry. Conservatively, AEC estimates 600 million pounds per year of extrusions are being produced in the U. S. that would have otherwise been lost to China.
AEC Fair Trade Resources
A wealth of information regarding the AEC Fair Trade…It Matters! initiative can be found throughout these pages. Want to stay up to date on the Fair Trade…It Matters! initiative? Complete the Contact Us page form and in the message box indicate your interest in joining our mailing list.
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The AEC Blog includes timely and relevant posts regarding the AEC Fair Trade Initiative initiative composed by extrusion industry leaders. These posts provide a unique perspective and a more personalized message on the importance of this campaign. To view the blog in its entirety, please visit http://aluminumextruderscouncil.blogspot.com/
Ducker Worldwide StudyDucker Worldwide, an independent consulting and research firm conducted a study on behalf of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and released in December 2014 that focused on identifying the benefits from and future risks to the U.S. Aluminum Extrusion market’s trade case against the People’s Republic of China. This revealing report indicates that up to 20% of the U.S. extrusion market has returned to domestic producers. Furthermore, the study examines future success based on the domestic industry’s defense of the Department of Commerce’s trade orders. The report answers such questions as:
Watch the webinar - The U.S. Aluminum Extrusion Trade Case: A Look Forward
(Note: you must be an AEC member to view this webinar and download the report)
Current Import Tariffs
The following documents provide links to the Federal Register with the latest information on anti-dumping and countervailing duties rates for imports of aluminum extrusions from the Peoples Republic of China.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part; 2014-2015
January 13, 2017 - U.S. seizes $25 million worth of aluminum linked to Chinese billionaire
December 1, 2016 - Giant aluminum stockpile was shipped from Mexico to Vietnam
November 8, 2016 - Zhongwang found circumventing AD/CVD orders
October 26, 2016 - Homeland Security probes U.S. aluminum firms over Chinese imports
October 11, 2016 - Two Similar Questionnaires Coming from USITC
September 15, 2016 - New Jersey Facotory linked to Chinese aluminum probe
September 12, 2016 - AEC's Jeff Henderson Interviewed on Laura Ingraham Radio Show regarding China and the WTO, Unfair Aluminum Trade Practices by Zhongwang and more. Listen to the podcast here. His interview starts at the 53:50 mark.
August 29, 2016 - AEC Responds to News of Zhongwang's Intent to Purchase Aleris Corp.
February 8, 2016 - AEC to the DOC: Time's Up!
January 25, 2016 - Data Submission Begins for Five-year Expiry Review
December 7, 2015 - December Closes Out Fantastic Year for AEC Fair Trade
Copy of Petition Filing Part 2 (large PDF file - 28 mb)
July 31, 2015 - Dupre Analytics Alleges Massive Fraud in Global Aluminum Scheme ... more
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