For years, the Chinese government has used its state-directed financial system and other channels to expand and maintain millions of tons of uneconomic and unnecessary primary aluminum smelting capacity. The resulting excess capacity has caused a persistent global glut of metal that has made it impossible for market-oriented producers in
"USTR's decision to challenge these unreasonable, illegal, and harmful subsidies is an important step
towards a long-term solution, and we are thankful for the Administration's efforts on behalf of our industry," Bless said. "But it is only a first step. Our industry is in crisis because
"Century believes strongly in the industry's efforts to defend itself from unfair trade," Bless said, "and we will continue to help lead those efforts until the market is restored to balance. We look forward to working with the incoming Administration in furtherance of that goal."
Aluminum is a key input in a variety of advanced, downstream applications, from lightweight vehicles to aerospace technology. There were 18
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