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Domestic aluminium cos pitch hard on three levels to counter cheap imports

Producers mistaking scrap imports as primary aluminium imports, says ASMA

Vedanta, Nalco could change the way aluminium is used

Currently, there is a net 8.25 per cent duty on imported primary aluminium such as ingots

Aditi Divekar Mumbai
In a bid to bring down the country’s aluminium imports, domestic primary aluminium producers such as Hindalco Industries and Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd are working with the government on three levels—primary aluminium, scrap and downstream products, to counter the issue.

To counter imports of primary products, the domestic primary aluminium producers are working for both, trade remedial measures (such as anti-dumping duty, anti-subsidy duty among others) as well as new product development drive.

“We are involved in quite a few import substitution projects and are working closely with the government currently to put more defense alloys and aluminium material,” Satish Pai, managing

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First Published: Aug 26 2020 | 6:21 PM IST

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