Extruders must fight to keep duties vs. China

Mar 21, 2014 | 09:17 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminum Extruders Council, AEC, import duties, trade petition, Duncan Crowdis, Bonnell Aluminum, Jeffrey Henderson, Sapa Extrusions North America extrusions

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — U.S. extruders must fight hard to keep ground won in a landmark trade petition against extrusions made in China, according industry executives.

That means protecting anti-dumping and countervailing duty margins, battling to maintain the scope of those duties and remaining vigilant against attempts to circumvent them, they said.

Tariffs against extrusions made in China, counting both anti-dumping and countervailing duties, are about 43 percent, former Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) and retired Bonnell Aluminum Inc. president Duncan Crowdis said, stressing the importance of maintaining duties at current levels.

“We are bound and determined to maintain that (level),” he said. “Anything below that and we start to erode our ability to play fairly in this game.”....

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