Aluminicaste is denied Nafta preference

Jul 03, 2014 | 03:41 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Aluminicaste Fundición de México, Neil Johnson, China, North American Free Trade Agreement, Nafta, billet, extrusions, tariffs U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NEW YORK — Aluminum alloy billet shipped into the United States from Aluminicaste Fundición de México S. de RL de CV does not qualify for preferential treatment under the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), according to a ruling by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Aluminicaste was recently found to be storing around 850,000 tonnes of aluminum extrusions at its San José Iturbide, Mexico, facility (, July 2). Aluminicaste previously said that aluminum material (feedstock) was being shipped from China, "consisting of pipes, tubes, profiles, bars, rods and plates all made from aluminum alloy," Gwenn Klein Kirschner, acting director of U.S. Customs’ National Commodity Specialist division, said in the ruling.....

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