Ways and Means Seeks Information on Competitiveness of U.S. Aluminum Industry
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady, R-Texas, has asked the International Trade Commission to conduct an investigation on relevant factors affecting the global competitiveness of the U.S. aluminum industry. Brady requested that the ITC submit within 16 months a report that includes the following, focusing primarily on the year 2011-2015.
- an overview of the aluminum industry in the U.S. and other major global producing and exporting countries
- recent trade trends and developments in the global market for aluminum, including trade flows through third countries for further processing and subsequent export
- a comparison of the competitive strengths and weaknesses of aluminum production and exports in the U.S. and other major producing and exporting countries
- in countries where unwrought aluminum capacity has significantly increased, the factors driving those capacity and related production changes
- a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the impact of government policies and programs in major aluminum producing and exporting countries on their production, exports, consumption and domestic prices and on the U.S. aluminum industry and aluminum markets worldwide