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January 9, 2018

Data Spotlight: Commerce Department Issues Most AD/CV Investigations In A Decade

Did you know the U.S. Commerce Department initiated 82 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations in 2017? According to Politico, that figure was “up sharply from 2016 and the most in at least a decade.” In 2016, there were only 52 investigations.

Politico noted that the 2017 tally “included one anti-dumping and one countervailing duty investigation into imports of aluminum sheet from China that were “self-initiated” by Commerce, the first time that has happened in either category in at least 25 years.” The remaining 80 investigations were launched in response to formal industry petitions.