The threat from non-market economies against free market extruders is growing!

We are convinced that non-market based economies are committed to undermining the principles of free enterprise through a variety of illegal and unfair trade practices that must be confronted by individual countries and at the World Trade Organization.

Global Force for Fair Trade in Extrusion: Interview with Jeff Henderson, AEC and IFTA
— Light Metal Age,


What we learn together

• The Schemes – What actions are being taken by non-market based economies that threaten our businesses
• Legal Battles – What’s been filed and how can we support each other and the industry
• The Players – Who’s involved

Countries currently represented by IFTA: USA, Canada, Columbia, Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, El Salvador, New Zealand, the Gulf States, Israel, and other inquiries pending from around the world.
Be a part of this!

Non-market economies in the aluminum extrusion industry are playing a global game while we are playing it at a country level.

Let’s unite and network!

Who is the WTO?

The WTO is a rules-based, member-driven organization — all decisions are made by the member governments, and the rules are the outcome of negotiations among members.

Understanding the WTO

The WTO is run by its member governments. All major decisions are made by the membership as a whole, either by ministers (who usually meet at least once every two years) or by their ambassadors or delegates (who meet regularly in Geneva).