federation of aluminium consumers in europe

2019 LUISS Study Presentation

The study conducted by researches from Rome’s prestigious LUISS University is a landmark in understanding the needs and competitiveness of Europe’s downstream aluminium sector. With a specific focus on EU trade policies on unwrought aluminium and their impact on manufacturers of semi-finished products, the study concludes that current import duties on raw aluminium have saddled European SMEs with extra costs of up to €18 billion. The findings suggest that import tariffs should be abolished as they artificially raise downstream costs without offering any appreciable results in protecting upstream production.

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LUISS study presentation




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