The US Department of Commerce this week announced final margins for anti-dumping and countervailing duties on aluminum foil from China.
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According to the Aluminum Association, the Department of Commerce announced anti-dumping and countervailing duty margins “in connection with the first annual administrative review of the unfair trade orders on certain aluminum foil.”
In its analysis, the DOC used sales information for Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials Co., Ltd. and Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd.
“The Aluminum Association and its members are pleased that the Commerce Department continues to enforce vigorously the anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum foil from China,” said Tom Dobbins, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association.
Dobbins said the unfair trade orders are “leveling the playing field.”
However, he also said it is “discouraging” that Chinese producers are exporting foil using unfair trade practices.
“Today’s announcement reinforces the need for continued vigilance to ensure that foil imports from China are competing fairly in the U.S. market,” he added.
The Department of Commerce calculated a combined anti-dumping and countervailing duty rate of 71.98% for Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials.
Meanwhile, the DOC calculated a combined rate of 67.45% for Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co.
The duties also apply to “other cooperative respondents” whose shipments the DOC did not analyze individually.
The calculations cover aluminum foil that came into the United States between Aug. 14, 2017 and March 31, 2019.
“The unfair trade orders on aluminum foil from China continue to be effective in ensuring fair competition with imports from China,” said John M. Herrmann, lead counsel to the domestic industry. “We will continue our efforts to ensure the effectiveness of these unfair trade orders, including aggressive efforts to identify and thwart schemes to evade enforcement of the orders.”
Meanwhile, the Department of Commerce late last year launched investigations related to aluminum foil imports from five other countries.
The DOC in October launched probes related to imports from Armenia, Brazi, Oman, Russia and Turkey.
The period of investigation runs from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
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