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. State-financed dumping undermines Europe’s trade defence and seriously harms its ability to protect jobs, innovative business and entire industrial value chains.
European Aluminium is fully in favour of free trade, however it must be fair. Effective trade defence instruments – including solid and predictable anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation – are essential to ensure free and fair trade.
To highlight the hazard that unfair dumping from countries like China 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.