Market Economy Status

China and Market Economy Status: The European Aluminium industry opinion

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.

What our industry wants to see from any reform

Any review of the current EU Anti-Dumping Regulation must secure trade defence mechanisms that protect Europe’s industrial base. European Aluminium is fully in favour of free trade, however it must be fair.

If all market players are not bound by the same rules wherever they operate in the world, then competition cannot be fair.

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