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|About AEC: Fair Trade|
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 800 million pounds per year of extrusions are being produced in the U. S. that would have otherwise been lost to China.
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AEC Joins Industry Voices in Opposing Tariffs on Imported Primary Aluminum
Aluminum Tariffs Exclusion Process
AEC recently conducted a webinar to update members and their customers on the exclusion process for the 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Watch this webinar to learn about the process.
|U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited AEC member company Pennex Aluminum in Leetonia, Ohio for a plant tour and to talk about aluminum industry fair trade.||In January 2017, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States has launched a new trade enforcement complaint against the People’s Republic of China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China’s subsidies to certain producers of primary aluminum. Watch the announcement above.|
The fight for ensuring level competition and fair trade has been a long and expensive endeavor. The financial support for this effort has mainly been funded by U.S. AEC members through donations and special assessment dues. The work AEC is doing to ensure free and fair trade throughout the aluminum extrusion industry should be everyone's concern. Interested in providing your support? Download our Pledge Form to learn how you can help!
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.
Find FAQs, graphs, banners and other useful information on the Fair Trade Resources page.
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/
(Note: you must be an AEC member to view and download the report)
UPDATE: 12/21/17 - The Aluminum Extruders Council supports and is circulating a remedy proposal under Section 232 Investigation for Aluminum designed to ensure the entire U.S. aluminum industry is able to meet the national security and critical infrastructure needs of the United States. Read the final draft remedy proposal letter here, which is now circulating through the U.S. House of Representatives.
A decision was rendered in the scope determination for the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China related to curtain wall units. Read the decision here.
The judge has directed the U.S. Department of Customs to liquidate Yuanda, Jangho, and Permasteelisa’s entries of curtain wall units. Read the order here.
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, period of review (POR). Read the results here.
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
Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
April 5, 2018 - AEC hosted an informational webinar on the Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process. Access the recorded webinar here (please note that the webinar presentation begins at the 2:55 mark). Download the presentation slides here.
March 6, 2018 - AEC Releases Statement on Aluminum 232 Remedy
December 11, 2017 - DOC May Recommend Tariffs on ALL Imports of Primary Aluminum
December 8, 2017 - Results of CVD Administrative Review Published
November 13, 2017 - Watch the recorded webinar: Curtain Wall Case Update
October 25, 2017 - Special Curtain Wall Case Webinar on November 13
October 6, 2017 -Curtain Wall Case Hearing Scheduled for November 2
June 21, 2017 - AEC President to Testify at Section 232 Hearing on June 22
March 6, 2017 - AEC Files New Scope Clarification Request on Fake Pallets
February 7, 2017 - Commerce Reaches Final Decision in Yuanda Curtain Wall Appeal
January 25, 2017 - AEC Members Head to Washington to Testify at ITC Sunset Review Hearing
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 VietnamNovember 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
January 11, 2016 - 2016 Will Be Pivotal Year for AEC Fair Trade Case>> View the Fair Trade Update Archive
| Fair Share = Fair Trade
How Can I Help?
|ALL those who buy or sell extrusions in the North American aluminum extrusion industry have benefited from the Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Initiative. In short, Fair Trade tariffs have worked. They brought customers back to the U.S. that had been lost and rescued customers that would otherwise have left. But the stakes remain high! Efforts to circumvent, dilute or eliminate this crucial protection will continue for years to come.
|AEC needs your financial support in order to continue this outstanding program. Please show your support for the Fair Trade Initiative by choosing one of the actions below.
|Please contact me regarding how I can support the Fair Trade
effort (email Jeff Henderson, AEC Director of Operations)
|What's my company's
"fair share?" (email
Jeff Henderson, AEC Director of Operations)
|Download the Fair Trade Initiative Pledge Form|