US aluminium industry cheers WTO filing against China

The US aluminium industry and legislators alike celebrated the trade enforcement complaint targeting China’s alleged subsidisation of its primary aluminium production, as filed by the US Trade Representative (USTR) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 12.

“China’s subsidies have had and are continuing to have a significant adverse impact on the US domestic aluminium industry, and ultimately are harmful to American jobs, workers and business,” USA-based Aluminum Extruders Council chairman Matt McMahon said in a statement on January 12. “The USTR’s action is an important first step towards addressing, and correcting, China’s policies on aluminium.” The council has been vocal in its support of measures to hold China accountable for allegedly providing subsidies to its aluminium producers, propping up its ability to produce aluminium despite prices sinking. “China’s...

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Kirk Maltais

January 13, 2017

03:38 GMT