Europe’s aluminium industry is innovative, a leading employer and a major contributor to Europe’s COP21 ambitions. However, it faces threats from unfair competition. Granting Market Economy Status to China would undermine Europe’s trade defence and seriously harm its ability to protect jobs, innovative business and entire industrial value chains against the risk posed by state-financed dumping.
To highlight the hazard that Chinese MES poses to the European economy, European Aluminium has joined AEGIS Europe. AEGIS is an alliance of manufacturers from more than 30 sectors, including steel, ceramics, solar panels, car parts, train builders, textiles, bicycles and many others.