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The China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) has denied allegations of dumping aluminium extrusion products in Europe, after the European Commission (EC) initiated an anti-dumping investigation a week ago.

CNIA attributed the competitive prices of China’s aluminium extrusion products to advanced technology and equipment, along with efficient cost-control processes. 

The association also accused European aluminium extrusion producers of blaming China for their own internal product and management issues, resorting to trade restrictions in a free market economy as a result. 

CNIA has warned of possible damage such restrictions would cause to the aluminium industry, specifically to European downstream producers, including the equipment manufacturing industry.

Aluminium extrusion exports from China to Europe increased by 70.5pc in the last five years, from 122,844mt in 2014 to 209,531mt in 2019. 

Aluminium extrusion imports into the US, Canada, Australia and Vietnam from China are currently subject to anti-dumping duties. 

The Aluminium Association of the US supported the EC’s anti-dumping investigation, citing China’s unfair dumping of aluminium extrusion products as a means to continue dumping its aluminium, which is already at overcapacity, having grown 60pc in the last five years.

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