The US Department of Commerce has levied antidumping (AD) duties on Chinese aluminum foil and cast iron soil pipe fittings.
The preliminary findings for aluminum foil imports between Nov 2, 2017 and March 31, 2019 cover two Chinese companies—Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination Materials and Jiangsu Huafeng Aluminum Industry (collectively called, Zhongji), and Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil—as mandatory respondents.
The agency has preliminarily imposed an AD duty of 106.21pc on Xiamen Xiashun and 10 other Chinese companies that exported aluminum foils to the US, as well as a 0pc duty on Zhongji, for the period under review since the company proved it had no shipments to the US at that time.
Commerce made a preliminary determination that five Chinese companies—except Qinshui Shunshida Casting—sold cast iron soil pipe fittings at less than normal value between Feb 20, 2018 and July 31, 2019. Consequently, the agency levied a preliminary AD duty of 18.16pc on the goods exported to the US by these companies during the period under review.
The preliminary findings on imports of both materials from the Asian nation were announced by Commerce in two separate orders on Tuesday.