China fake semis

China Cuts VAT To 13 Percent To Staunch Aluminium Capacity Cuts

China Cuts VAT To 13 Percent To Staunch Aluminium Capacity Cuts

A March 5 change in the value-added tax (VAT) assessed on the manufacturing sector by the government of the People’s Republic of China in response to ongoing trade tensions with the United States may soon translate to a flood of semi-manufactured aluminium...

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Aluminium Firms Offer Solutions in US Commerce Department Hearing on China Dumping

The United States International Trade Commission held its long-awaited hearing over allegations of unfair trade practices by aluminium smelters in the People’s Republic of China and the harm to American smelters such practices have inflicted. Chaired by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito, both from West Virginia, the USITC heard from […]

CNIA, Zhongwang Rebut Fake Semis Allegations

China’s Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) responded to widespread accusations in overseas media regarding the alleged fake semis activity in Mexico by China Zhongwang and related companies. The charges, which have lately appeared in prominent media outlets like the Wall Street Journal “seriously deviated from reality.” A tabloid published by the Chinese Communist Party described […]

U.S. Customs Considering Tariffs Change to Combat Fake Semis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is working with the American aluminium industry to change aluminium tariffs in a manner designed to staunch the flow of fake semis from China into the global aluminium market. As previously detailed in these pages, major Chinese firms have been justifiably accused on several occasions of shipping partially-machined aluminium parts […]