The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has found that 16 countries unfairly exported aluminum alloys to the US, thereby injuring the domestic market.

 

USITC began investigations following a complaint from the Aluminum Association on March 9, 2020. Tom Dobbins, president of the Aluminum Association said that the USITC decision provided essential relief to domestic producers who have just recovered from similar dumping practices by China.

 

The resulting antidumping duties on the 16 countries, which were published on Mar 31, range from 3.19-242.80pc depending on the country.

 

USITC also charged countervailing duties of 6.44pc. 4.89-35.25pc, and 2.56-4.34pc, on aluminum alloys imported from Bahrain, India, and Turkey, respectively. 

 

The US Department of Commerce is expected to issue antidumping orders on these countries in April. According to a statement by the aluminum association, the final AD margins are as follows:

CountryFinal AD margin (pc)
Bahrain4.83
Brazil49.61-137.06
Croatia3.19
Egypt12.11
Germany49.40-242.80
India0.00-47.92
Indonesia32.12
Italy0.00 -29.13
Oman5.29
Romania12.51-37.26
Serbia11.67-25.84
Slovenia13.43
South Africa8.85
Spain3.80-24.23
Taiwan17.50
Turkey2.02-13.56

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