MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian aluminum giant Rusal and U.S. manufacturer of aluminum alloys Braidy Industries plan to create a joint project to produce flat-rolled aluminum products in the United States for the U.S. automotive industry, Rusal said.

FILE PHOTO: Aluminium ingots are seen stored at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter in Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Rusal, the world’s largest aluminum producer outside China, is seeking expansion in one of the main markets for the sector less then three months after it was removed from a U.S. sanctions list. It has already resumed supplies to the U.S. market.

“The output from the mill will aid toward rebalancing the anticipated deficit of the auto body sheet in the U.S. market,” Rusal