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The Aluminum Association continues to urge that any remedial actions taken by the president in connection with the Commerce Department’s report embrace the following principles:
The remedy should specifically address Chinese overcapacity and its effects, while avoiding unintended consequences for U.S. production and jobs.
Any remedy should not interfere with the current trading relationship between the United States and critical trading partner countries (including Canada, the European Union and others) that operate as market economies, support U.S. aluminum production and jobs, and are highly integrated with North American supply chains.
The remedy should address the needs of the domestic aluminum extrusion suppliers, including both primary and downstream U.S. production. Specifically, any action should ensure that producers and fabricators of intermediate aluminum products used in manufacturing finished products experience beneficial effects.
The administration should adopt a monitoring system (similar to Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System) for aluminum imports and particularly for imports from countries that pose a circumvention threat (Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.).