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China and the WTO: Mark Your Calendars

On December 11, 2016, one sentence in China’s protocol of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will expire. Depending on how that provision is handled, China may have to be treated as a market economy by WTO members, which … Continue reading

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Report: China Not to Blame for Falling U.S. Aluminum Production

Declines in the U.S. primary aluminum industry aren’t entirely the fault of China, James Breeden with UNO International Trade Strategy argues in a recent white paper. He adds that more trade barriers will hurt the situation rather than help it. … Continue reading

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AEC Joins Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) has joined Manufacturers for Trade Enforcement, a coalition of U.S. industry trade groups opposed to the automatic granting of market economy status (MES) for China at the end of 2016. AEC joins the Aluminum Association, … Continue reading

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U.S. Company Working With Chinese Industry on Standards, Best Practices

The Chinese industry has increased its adoption of polyurethane thermal barrier technology over the last decade and a half, and one U.S.-based company is helping ensure the sector has a reliable standard to correspond with it. Azon International, based in … Continue reading

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Study: World Flat Glass Demand to Rise 8.6 Percent Annually through Next Four Years

Through 2018, the architectural market is projected to remain the largest source of demand for flat glass, according to a forecast study by the Freedonia Group. However, the fastest growth will be seen in other markets, driven by rising manufacturing … Continue reading

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