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Gathering Storm for the Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Industry

As reported last month, the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry is awaiting the International Trade Commission’s decision on whether to hold a full or expedited review of our five-year-long trade case against the People’s Republic of China (PRC).In the meantime, aluminum interests across the free world are developing plans and actions to confront the impending request from China to be granted market economy status (MES) by the World Trade Organization (WTO).Within that debate are issues particularly alarming to aluminum extruders across the globe.

Related: Granting China Market Economy Status will make the whole world less of a market economy
Global trade data continues to confirm that the Chinese continue to push their over-production into their export businesses, which are flooding the world with unwanted aluminum.One semi-fabricated form in which we see this aluminum is extrusion.From warehouses in Southern California to the deserts of Mexico, billions of pounds of aluminum extrusions …