Trade

We work with government and industry to promote long-term, fair and sustainable global trade in aluminium.
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Frictionless trade is a key element in a competitive UK aluminium industry, and we work closely with the Department for Business and Trade, the Department for Business and Trade, European Aluminium, the International Aluminium Institute and the Aluminium Standards Initiative to promote this crucial goal.

Recently this has included consultation regarding the response to US import duties. We’re supporting the government with continuing dialogue to achieve a permanent exemption and to implement safeguard measures, particularly a quota that allows traditional volumes to enter the UK and EU but blocks additional volumes to ensure protection from redirected trade flows. Additional support is being offered to members with a US presence who may be eligible for a tariff exemption.

Other examples of trade-related activity include involvement in the government’s Rules of Origin business panel project to facilitate smooth trade after Brexit, as well as working with the Aluminium Standards Institute as it develops its Chain of Custody Certification.

Our work with government continues to ensure the aluminium sector and our members are engaged with the Department for Business and Trade.

ALFED Statement on Anti-Dumping: ALFED, an independent federation representing the UK aluminium industry, will help coordinate and supply data required by the appropriate government department (TRID) to enable them to evaluate if dumping practices exist in the UK aluminium market.

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Policy Areas

Learn about the policy areas we’re active in, representing the interests of the aluminium industry as we work with government and other organisations on your behalf.
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Why Join

As a member of the Aluminium Federation, you benefit from a range of services that help you develop your business, workforce and supply chain.
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Training

We offer a range of training – both through proven courses and bespoke programmes. Training is available to anyone, with discounts for Aluminium Federation members.
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Resources

Browse our resources for insight on issues and events relating to the aluminium industry and the wider value chain.
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