US should focus on aluminium overcapacity not alloy anti-dumping, EU industry group says

European Aluminium is contesting the launch by the United States of an anti-dumping investigation into common alloy aluminium sheet from various European countries and has instead called for the European Commission to address subsidized Chinese overcapacity.

The investigation concerns Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey and was opened earlier this month.

“We are very concerned about the possibility of having additional trade barriers between the US and Europe. Instead of imposing additional duties on each other, we should work together to address the root cause of the challenges faced by the aluminium industries on both sides of the Atlantic, namely the growing subsidized excess capacity of aluminium in China,” Gerd Götz, director...

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Andrea Hotter

March 24, 2020

17:10 GMT

New York