First Cut appointed agents for Garboli tube finishing machines and Comac tube and section profiling and bending machines |

First Cut, one of South Africa’s leading distributors of capital equipment, cutting consumables and precision measuring tools for the metal, timber, textile, meat, DIY, paper and plastic industries has announced that they have been appointed as the South African representatives of Italian companies Garboli Srl and Comac Srl. “These two agencies will complement our existing range of international tube and structural steel cutting and manipulation equipment manufacturers that we already represent in South Africa. These companies include Italian machine manufacturer the BLM Group, a company that manufactures tube bending and laser cutting systems, Voortman, a Dutch company that designs, develops and manufactures machinery for the steel fabrication and plate processing related industries, another Italian company CMM, a manufacturer that specialises in horizontal and vertical beam welding and handling equipment and Everising, a Taiwanese manufacturer of bandsaws,” explained Anthony Lezar General Manager of First Cut’s Machine Division. Finishing – big challenge “One big challenge in tube finishing are the growing expectations about the surface finish. The demand for high-quality fini...

U.S. Determines Chinese Aluminum Extrusion Companies Evaded AD/CVD Orders

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has concluded its Enforce and Protect Act (EAPA) investigation into Sun Bright International Corp. and Fair Importing Corp. CBP’s investigation, which began in February 2018, determined that the Chinese companies evaded antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) by importing aluminum extrusions into the U.S. from China by transshipment through Malaysia. In a notice to Alan Price of the Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (AEFTC), Sun Bright International Corp. chairman of the board Ping Lam and Fair Importing Corp. owner Jenny Hue Ho, CBP says it has substantial evidence that the companies did not declare that the merchandise was subject to AD/CVD orders and made no payments on the extrusions. Sun Bright produces aluminum profiles for curtainwalls, doors, windows and other uses. The AEFTC submitted allegations against the two Chinese companies claiming that they evaded the duties by transshipment through Malaysia. The AEFTC provided an email exchange between a Chinese freight forwarder and a foreign investor as evidence. “[Qingdao ZHV International Logistics Co.] (ZHV) stated in the email exchange that it ships products from Fo...