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The Rising Threat of Aluminum Extrusion Imports

I want to thank everyone who attended our breakout session about the rising threat from imported aluminum extrusions.  In that session we examined the data in this matter.  There has been clear growth in imports from a variety of countries. In recent years we’ve seen higher market penetration from Vietnam and Malaysia, but now, we see the threat from the Caribbean and other Southeast Asian countries.  As discussed in the meeting, the AEC’s law firm in our China case, Wiley Rein, is collecting data from AEC members in order to track these imports and the impacts on our businesses and industry.  If you’d like to participate in this data collection, please contact me for details.
While I can’t comment in this forum on about our next steps, let me assure you that we are acting.Imports from the Dominican Republic are particularly worrisome.The Chinese owned and operated facility in that country appear to signal a new tactic by the Chinese industry.By investing in third party countries to …