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US aluminium extruders weighing trade action

July 23, 2014 - 06:59 GMT Location: New York

KEYWORDS: Aluminicaste Fundición de México , China Zhongwang Holdings , North American Free Trade Agreement , Nafta , extrusions , billet , China , Mexico Z.P. Liu

US aluminium extruders are considering filing a trade complaint after it emerged that a Chinese-owned billet producer is storing a massive stockpile of aluminium extrusions at a facility in Mexico.

Aluminicaste Fundición de México S de RL de CV, a producer of secondary billet, slab and forging billet, is storing around 850,000 tonnes of aluminium extrusions at its San José Iturbide, Mexico, facility. Extruders are examining several legal options, including filing formal petitions with the US Trade Representative, the Commerce Department and the US Customs and Border Protection, sources close to the matter told Metal Bulletin sister title AMM. The practice of importing extrusions from China and remelting...

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