March 8, 2021

United States Issues Duties On Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet

As Reuters reported, on March 2, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued final anti-dumping duties on common alloy aluminum sheet from 16 of 18 countries that had been under investigation. Two countries, Greece and South Korea, will not be subject to penalties.

The anti-dumping case and a companion anti-subsidy countervailing duty case were initiated under the Trump administration in March 2020. The duties will come on top of the 10 percent Section 232 U.S. tariffs imposed on most aluminum imports by the Trump administration.

The Commerce Department determined that exporters have dumped common alloy aluminum sheet in the United States at the following rates: 4.83 percent for Bahrain; 49.61 to 137.06 percent for Brazil; 3.19 percent for Croatia; 12.11 percent for Egypt; 49.40 to 242.80 percent for Germany; Up to 2.72 percent for Greece; Up to 47.92 percent for India; 32.12 percent for Indonesia; Up to 29.13 percent for Italy; 5.29 percent for Oman; 12.51 to 37.26 percent for Romania; 11.67 to 25.84 percent for Serbia; 13.43 percent for Slovenia; 8.85 percent for South Africa; Up to 5.04 percent for South Korea; 3.80 to 24.23 percent for Spain; 17.50 percent for Taiwan; and 2.02 to 13.56 percent for Turkey.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its final injury determinations on or about April 15, 2021. If the ITC makes affirmative final injury determinations, the Commerce Department will issue AD and/or CVD orders. If the ITC makes negative final determinations of injury, the investigations will be terminated, and no orders will be issued.

Click here to read the ITA’s fact sheet accompanying the announcement.