The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has joined the China Trade Task Force (CTTF). CTTF is an organization “aimed at addressing structural imbalances in the global aluminum market that it attributes to Chinese government policies,” according to AEC.

Other members include Century Aluminum and the United Steel Workers.

“China is harming the primary aluminum market in North America,” says AEC president Jeff Henderson. “We’ve seen these tactics being used in China’s aluminum extrusion industry for years. China uses their production of semi-fabricated aluminum to flood the global market with unnecessary aluminum.”

The U.S. aluminum industry supports more than 170,000 jobs and $186 billion in economic output, according the Aluminum Association.

“We are delighted that the Aluminum Extruders Council is joining the coalition to halt China’s illegal aluminum subsidies,” says Mark Duffy, executive director of CTTF. “Both presidential candidates are talking tough on China, but what we need now is action. Thousands of U.S. aluminum jobs depend on it.”