European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, welcomed two new members this month after adding five new members to its ranks in 2017. In total, the Brussels-based industry association now represents over 85 companies and associations covering more than 600 plants across 30 European countries.
European Aluminium confirmed that the outlook for the European aluminium market is positive. Overall, the industry shows positive numbers for semifabricated products. European primary production, however, is experiencing temporary clouds due to trade challenges.
The EU Parliament has confirmed the political will to go for higher targets to limit CO2 emissions from cars and vans by 2025 and 2030. Unfortunately though the Parliament did not have the courage to make lightweighting more relevant by deleting the mass-based utility parameter.
We are pleased to announce European Aluminium’s participation in ALUMINIUM 2018, the world’s largest aluminium trade fair, from 9 to 11 October in Düsseldorf, Germany.
European Aluminium takes note of OFAC's decision to extend the expiration date of certain general licenses related to RUSA.
After the announcement that the European Commission will impose safeguard measures on certain steel products, European Aluminium calls on the Commission to monitor import surges vigilantly and defend its industry against an influx of aluminium imports if proven necessary.
The overall recycling rate for aluminium beverage cans in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased by 0.7% to a new record level of 73.6% in 2015.
European Aluminium welcomes the G7’s communiqué stressing the “urgent need to avoid excess capacity” in the aluminium sector and the push to develop a stronger international rules on market distorting industrial subsidies and trade-distorting actions by state-owned enterprises.
Aluminium associations from Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan held a meeting of the aluminium industry from the G7 members where they called for a Global Multilateral and Governmental Forum on Aluminium Overcapacity.
G7 national aluminium associations, government officials and industry leaders will discuss a Global Aluminium Forum to tackle overcapacity during the Montreal Aluminium Summit on 3-4 June 2018.
European Aluminium regrets the U.S. decision to impose a 10% tariff on aluminium products from Europe starting from 1 June 2018. The European aluminium industry rejects the assumption that its exports are a threat to U.S. national security and calls on the EU to launch a WTO trade dispute over the unjustified measures.
It’s time now for the 28 EU Member States to start delivering on reducing landfill of household waste to maximum 10% by 2035, measuring real recycling after the final sorting phase and promoting the use of materials which are reusable or multiple recyclable. Europe now has the framework to make the Circular Economy really work.
European Aluminium regrets the US decision to exempt the EU from the 10% tariffs on aluminium for only one month.
European Aluminium welcomes the EU's decision to implement prior surveillance of imports of certain aluminium products.