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Five arrested in scheme to avoid duties on Chinese extrusion

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On Thursday, June 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrested five individuals and indicted three companies for conspiracy to smuggle Chinese extrusions into the United States and conspiracy to commit money laundering

“It appears that the US aluminum extrusion industry has been handed a victory by government agencies against unfair and illegal competition from China” Said Justin Ames, General Manager of Extruders, a Wylie, Texas based Aluminum Extrusion company, “This is a very positive step in the right direction and we look forward to a greater level of protection from our government” he added.

The full press release can be found here

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