IFTA is developing trade data to show the world the path aluminum extrusions take between non-market economies to market economies. Check back soon for details.
Current Import Trade Orders
Read original trade orders from various countries.
• United States:
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) recently 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.
U.S. Curtain Wall Coalition
A group of U.S. curtain wall manufacturers are battling to save the North American market from cheap Chinese imports. While the Chinese continue to argue that curtain wall units should be excluded from the U.S. aluminum extrusion tariff orders, one group, the Curtain Wall Coalition (CWC) stood up and said, ‘NO!’. They prevailed in that argument. However, the Chinese have appealed the case resulting in a judge forcing the Department of Commerce to go back and change their interpretation of the scope of the case.