Aluminum Industry and Trade to be Focus of ITC Investigation
The International Trade Commission launched an investigation April 6 to examine the U.S. aluminum industry and global aluminum trade. The ITC will report on factors of competition in major unwrought and wrought (semi-fabricated) aluminum producing and exporting countries, including industry characteristics, recent trade trends and developments, competitive strengths and weaknesses, factors driving unwrought production capacity increases, and government policies that affect aluminum production and exports. The ITC will also perform a qualitative and, to the extent possible, quantitative assessment of the impact of government policies and programs in the selected foreign countries on aluminum production, exports, consumption and domestic prices, as well as on the U.S. aluminum industry and global aluminum markets.
The ITC will hold a public hearing in connection with this investigation Sept. 29. Requests to appear at this hearing should be filed no later Sept. 5. Written submissions for the record are due by Feb. 21, 2017. The ITC expects to deliver its report to the House Ways and Means Committee by June 24, 2017.