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Aluminum Quotas a Bad Deal for American Workers

Quotas will make it harder for aluminum companies to grow and invest in the U.S. Instead of across-the-board tariffs or quotas on responsible trading partners, the U.S. aluminum industry needs targeted trade enforcement and tough negotiations to address subsidized overcapacity in China. Click here to expand.

The Aluminum Agenda: A Policy Roadmap for a Competitive U.S. Aluminum Industry

The Aluminum Association's brand-new policy roadmap -- The Aluminum Agenda: A Policy Roadmap for a Competitive U.S. Aluminum Industry -- lays out principles and policy goals for a sustainable U.S. aluminum sector in the 21st century. Learn more: www.aluminum.org/agenda

Environment

Sustainability is at the core of the aluminum industry. Aluminum producers recognize that regulations should balance promoting economic growth and protecting our environment. The aluminum industry supports the life cycle assessment approach to research that tracks the impact of a product in all stages of its life – from raw material extraction, to production, use and disposal or recycling.

Trade

The U.S. aluminum industry benefits from robust, fair and rules-based trade of aluminum and aluminum products. We support trade negotiations that reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. exports, set enforceable rules, expand bilateral commercial relations and provide for mutually beneficial trading relationships.

North American Aluminum Associations: Aluminum Tariffs, Quotas Must be Removed Prior to USMCA Implementation

ARLINGTON, VA -- The Aluminum Association today released a joint letter with the Aluminium Association of Canada and IMEDAL calling for the administration to reinstate quota-free exemptions from the aluminum tariffs for Canada and Mexico before the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is implemented.

The full text of the letter is below. You can download a pdf of the letter here.

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The Aluminum Agenda

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The U.S. aluminum industry is an essential element of the nation’s manufacturing base, generating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, driving innovation and increasing energy efficiency in transportation, packaging, building and construction and other markets. With record demand, ongoing capital investment and job growth, now is the time for policymakers to act to support the U.S. aluminum industry in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Aluminum Association: Continued Industry Growth Depends on Tariff, Quota Free North America

Association’s Brock Calls for Section 232 Exemptions During Hearing on USMCA

During testimony at the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today, Aluminum Association President & CEO Heidi Brock highlighted the urgent need for full, quota-free tariff exemptions for Canada and Mexico as part of the newly-renegotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The comments were made as part of the USITC’s hearing, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and Specific Industry Sectors.

Aluminum Association Calls on Trump Administration to Address Aluminum Overcapacity in Talks with China

In a letter to Treasury Department Under Secretary David Malpass, the Aluminum Association called on the Trump administration to address China’s structural aluminum overcapacity when meeting with Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen this week. 

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