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Gränges Obtains Regulatory Green Light For Purchase Of Aluminium Konin

Gränges Obtains Regulatory Green Light For Purchase Of Aluminium Konin

Swedish rolled aluminium firm Gränges AB announced earlier this week that it has obtained clearance from the EU Commission to proceed with its purchase of Polish flat-rolled aluminium producer Aluminium Konin. Gränges first announced the sale last November, in which it will...

CNIA Denies Aluminium Dumping Allegations, Citing Better Tech And “Internal” Factors In Europe

The People’s Republic of China’s aluminium trade group denied dumping allegations by their counterparts in the European Union, responding in a statement that it is being unfairly punished for “internal” factors occurring at the complaining companies. “China’s aluminum extrusion products have not caused damage to the EU’s relevant industries and there is no dumping in […]

European Commission Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation Targeting Chinese Aluminium Extruders

Late last week the European Commission announced that it has begun an official inquiry into allegations that aluminium extrusions producers from the People’s Republic of China are dumping their product on the continent’s market, thereby undercutting local producers. The Commission issued the notice on Friday as part of its regularly-published journal. The EC’s investigation is […]

European Aluminium Can Recycling Rates Set Record High Of 74.5 Percent In 2017

Aluminium recycling rates in Europe rose again in 2017 to 74.5 percent, a 2.3-percent bump from the year prior and good for another record high for the continent. Such was the story told by statistics released by the European Aluminium Association on Monday. Per the numbers, which took into account recycling across the European Union, […]

Europe’s Downstream Aluminium Sector Calls For End To Import Tariffs On Raw Aluminium

European downstream trade group Federation of Aluminium Consumers in Europe (FACE) called upon Europe’s governments to end import tariffs on primary and unwrought aluminium, pointing to a study commissioned by the group that found such import tariffs have cost Europe’s downstream aluminium sector up to €18 billion since the year 2000. According to FACE, Europe’s […]

EU Regulators Launch Anti-Trust Investigation Into Novelis’ Purchase Of Aleris

Anti-trust regulators in the European Union said yesterday that they had opened an investigation into the proposed US$2.6 billion purchase of Atlanta’s rolled-aluminium firm Aleris by rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. In comments made by Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, the regulators’ intent was to ensure competitiveness in the value-added aluminium market. “Our […]