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Aluminum Association Statement on Congressional Aluminum Caucus Briefing with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

May 9, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA -- Heidi Brock, president & CEO of the Aluminum Association, issued the following statement today following the Congressional Aluminum Caucus briefing with Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

“We appreciate the Congressional Aluminum Caucus’ continued support for the U.S. aluminum industry. Our members are grateful to have leaders in Congress who help ensure that the views of the industry’s plants and people are heard. The Aluminum Association and its member companies continue to call on Secretary Ross and the administration for a final Section 232 remedy that addresses its national security goals while also supporting a thriving domestic aluminum industry. To that end, we are calling for permanent, quota-free tariff exemptions for all countries designated as market economies and for immediate government-to-government negotiations with China to address persistent aluminum overcapacity.”

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