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 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.
The Aluminum Association released a new white paper highlighting progress made one year after the Commerce Department’s final application of AD/CVD orders on imports of certain aluminum foil from China.
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.
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.
In a letter to Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the Aluminum Association called on the administration to continue its focus on addressing “market-distorting forces, including subsidies and state-owned enterprises” in its ongoing trade negotiations with China.