Yesterday the European Commission issued a regulation imposing definitive anti-dumping duties on aluminum extrusions from China. The anti-dumping duties imposed range from 21.2% to 32.1% and will be in place for the next five years. These rights result from an investigation opened in February 2020, following a complaint filed by European Aluminum. European Aluminum and Aluminum France applaud the Commission’s strong action against China’s unfair trade practices.

“Our producers are relieved that the European Commission is taking decisive action to prevent further damage. They can now begin to recover from the injury caused by Chinese dumping and focus on strengthening their position in strategic markets with applications to low carbon “, commented Gerd Götz, Managing Director of European Aluminum.

The dumped imports led to reduced production and loss of market share for European producers across the entire value chain, forcing several companies to restructure or close. factories, resulting in significant job losses.

“We call on the Commission to work with its counterparts in the United States and Canada to address the root cause of China’s market-distorting behavior: overcapacity. Anti-dumping duties provide protection against dumping in the short term, but we need a structural and comprehensive solution to deal with China’s subsidized overcapacity in the long term, ”concluded Götz.

Certain aluminum flat-rolled products originating in China are also subject to an EU anti-dumping investigation. Earlier this month, the EU announced its intention to impose provisional anti-dumping duties ranging from 19.6% to 47.3%.

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Products subject to anti-dumping duties are aluminum bars, rods, profiles (hollow or not), tubes and pipes of aluminum, unassembled, prepared or not for use in structures (for example, cut to length, drilled, bent, chamfered , threaded), made of aluminum, whether or not alloyed, containing a maximum of 99.3% aluminum.

The affected products are commonly referred to as “extrusions”, referring to their most common manufacturing process, although the affected product can also be made by other production processes such as rolling, forging or casting.

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