June 29, 2020

U.S. Announces Next Steps In Cases Regarding Chinese Aluminum Foil, Steel Staples

On June 24, the U.S. International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register that it had made preliminarily finding that exporters of certain aluminum foil from China was sold in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review extending November 2, 2017 through March 31, 2019.

The department’s preliminary antidumping and subsidy margins range from 45.31 percent to 137.76 percent, but could change in the department’s final results, which are likely to be announced in December 2020. Interested parties are asked to comment on the preliminary findings.

Also last week: the International Trade Commission announced that it had made a unanimous determination that imports of collated steel staples from China injure U.S. industry.

The next step is for the Department of Commerce will now issue anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders for collated steel staples from China.

The value of collated steel staples imported from China came in at $54.9 million in 2019 and $88.8 million in 2018. According to the USITC, collated steel staples are produced in just three U.S. states: New Hampshire, West Virginia and Ohio.