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.
A new study released today shows that direct jobs in the U.S. aluminum industry grew by 3.5 percent between 2013 and today to more than 162,000 workers amid record metal demand but continued global trade challenges.
The Aluminum Association is calling for a series of common sense measures on the part of the U.S. and Chinese governments to ensure a level playing field where all global aluminum producers can compete fairly. These actions can drive positive outcomes for both countries and the global aluminum market.
ARLINGTON, VA -- The Aluminum Association, which represents producers and suppliers to the North American aluminum industry, expressed strong concern today about a recent call for the removal of a long-standing 15 percent tax on primary aluminum exported from China.