Vietnamese authorities have been cracking down on Chinese attempts to circumvent U.S. trade orders. A few weeks ago the Vietnamese government levied duties on a whole range of aluminium products from China.

It should be noted that earlier this year the Aluminum Extruders Council (www.aec.org) (AEC) won its circumvention case against Vietnam claiming that illegal imports of aluminium from China were fuelling billet production in Vietnam. Consequently, any Vietnamese extrusions produced from billet containing Chinese-produced aluminium extrusion scrap would be subject to the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminium extrusions from China.

“The AEC applauds the actions taken by the Vietnamese government against another blatant attempt by the Chinese to break U.S. trade laws as reported today,” said Jeff Henderson, AEC President.