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April 6, 2020

United States Will Investigate Aluminum Sheet Imports

The International Trade Commission last week announced that United States has started antidumping or countervailing duty investigations of aluminum-sheet imports from several countries. Alleged dumping margins range from 12.5 percent to 151 percent. The countries targeted are Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, South Korea, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

The ITC investigation aims to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the U.S. is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet. It launched the probe on March 9 and will reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 23, it said.

The investigations follow petitions filed by the U.S. Aluminum Association’s Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Working Group.