Extruders continue to fight circumvention: exec

Mar 18, 2013 | 11:49 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminum Extruders Council, AEC, Duncan Crowdis, Bonnell Aluminum, extrusion, imports, China, trade petition duties

ORLANDO, Fla. — Domestic aluminum extruders might have won a landmark trade case against imported aluminum extrusions from China, but that doesn’t mean the battle against imports is over as the domestic industry continues to fight both legal challenges to the duties and illegal attempts to circumvent them, members of the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) said.

Hefty anti-dumping tariffs imposed on imports of aluminum extrusions from China in 2011 helped save the domestic extrusion industry, Duncan Crowdis, president of Bonnell Aluminum Inc. and outgoing chairman of the AEC, said. But there has also been a "massive reaction" against those duties, he added.

"We may have been a bit of a victim of our own success," Crowdis said March 16 during a town hall meeting at the AEC’s annual meeting and leadership conference in Orlando, Fla.....

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