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The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has led the U.S. aluminum extrusion industry in achieving level competition by winning tariff protection that offsets unfair trade practices of extruders/importers of aluminum profiles produced in China. Our efforts have been of enormous value to domestic extruders and suppliers. They may have saved our industry. Conservatively, AEC estimates 600 million pounds per year of extrusions are being produced in the U. S. that would have otherwise been lost to China.

The video above features leaders of the Aluminum Extruders Council speaking to the importance of the AEC Fair Trade…It Matters! initiative.

A wealth of information regarding the AEC Fair Trade…It Matters! initiative can be found on The Shaping Solutions Together blog.  The blog features timely and relevant posts regarding the Fair Trade…It Matters! initiative composed by extrusion industry leaders.  These posts provide a unique perspective and a more personalized message on the importance of this campaign.   To view the blog in its entirety, please visit http://aluminumextruderscouncil.blogspot.com/

Want to stay up to date on the Fair Trade…It Matters! initiative?  Complete the Contact Us page form and in the message box indicate your interest in joining our mailing list.

Latest Activity

  • December 17, 2014 — Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown urges Commerce Department to stand up against unfair Chinese trade practices ... more

  • December 2, 2014 — Report: U.S. Aluminum Extruders see 10-15% increase in business thanks to tariffs on Chinese imports... more

  • August 20, 2014 — Importers pleads guilty to import scheme in Puerto Rico... more

  • April 23, 2014 — Another victory for the U.S. Aluminum Extrusion Industry!... more

  • April 8, 2014 — Circumvention — Industry-wide actions needed!... more

  • February 26, 2014 — Whirlpool appeal of the DOC's countervailing duty rate for Kromet could devastate existing tariffs ... more

  • February 6, 2014 — U.S. International Court of Appeals confirms Department of Commerce ruling that curtain wall products fit within the scope of the Tariff Orders ... more

  • February 4, 2014 — What are the key issues that AEC will focus on in the Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Initiative for 2014? Jeff Henderson blogs on where we’ve been and where we’re going ... more

  • January 14, 2014 — Manufacturer agrees to pay $1.1 million in connection with false customs declarations for Chinese extrusion ... more

  • November 20, 2013 — What Does the threat From China Really Look Like? Duncan Crowdis blogs on Chinese extrusion capacity expansion plans ... more



Fair Share = Fair Trade

ALL those in the North American aluminum extrusion industry have benefitted from the Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Initiative. In short, Fair Trade tariffs have worked. They brought customers back to the U.S. that had been lost and rescued customers that would otherwise have left. But the stakes remain high! Efforts to circumvent, dilute or eliminate this crucial protection will continue for years to come.


AEC needs your financial support in order to continue this outstanding program. Please show your support for the Fair Trade Initiative by choosing one of the actions below.

Please contact me regarding how I can support the Fair Trade
(email Rand Baldwin, CAE, AEC President)
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"fair share?"
Rand Baldwin, CAE, AEC President)
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Did you know...the Fair Trade...It Matters! campaign has a mascot? Meet...AEC Fair Trade Guy!  AEC Fair Trade Guy is faster than an act of Congress and gets his superpowers from campaign contributors! Without support from companies like you, AEC Fair Trade Guy can't survive to fight to for the North American Aluminum Extrusion industry.