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November 16, 2020

U.S. ITC Issues Rulings Related To Steel, Aluminum Products

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued several rulings related to aluminum and steel products in the last two weeks.

In a preliminary decision issued on November 12, the ITC unanimously determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of aluminum foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Oman and Turkey. As a result of the ITC’s decision, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of aluminum foil from these five countries, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about December 23, 2020, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about March 8, 2021. The ITC will release its report on this matter by December 11, 2020.

On November 10, the ITC determined that U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from India and Korea that the Commerce Department has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of India. Commerce will now issue antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from India and Korea and a countervailing duty order on imports of these products from India.

Additionally, on November 6, the ITC determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of oil country tubular goods from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, the existing orders on imports of this product from China will remain in place.