May 14, 2010
News Release 10-050
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-475 and 731-TA-1177 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain aluminum extrusions from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its countervailing and antidumping duty investigations on imports of this product from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about June 24, 2010, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about September 7, 2010.

The Commission's public report Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-475 and 731-TA-1177 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4153, May 2010) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after June 14, 2010, by emailing, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Certain Aluminum Extrusions from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-475 and 731-TA-1177 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The imported products subject to these investigations are certain aluminum extrusions which are shapes and forms, produced by an extrusion process, made from aluminum alloys having metallic elements corresponding to the alloy series designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents). Aluminum extrusions are produced and imported in a wide variety of shapes and forms, including, but not limited to, hollow profiles, other solid profiles, pipes, tubes, bars, and rods. Aluminum extrusions that are drawn subsequent to extrusion are also included in these investigations. Subject extrusions can be sold as is ("mill finish") or with additional finishing (e.g., painted, anodized, etc.) or fabrication (e.g., cut-to- length, drilled, punched, crimped, etc.).

Status of Proceedings:

1.  Type of investigations: Preliminary antidumping and countervailing duty.
2.  Petitioners: The Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Committee (which includes the following
       firms: Aerolite Extrusion Co., Youngstown, OH; Alexandria Extrusion Co., Alexandria,
       MN; Benada Aluminum of Florida, Inc., Medley, FL; William L. Bonnell Co., Inc.,
       Newnan, GA; Frontier Aluminum Corp., Corona, CA; Futura Industries Corp., Clearfield,
       UT; Hydro Aluminum North America, Inc., Linthicum, MD; Kaiser Aluminum Corp.,
       Foothill Ranch, CA; Profile Extrusions Co., Rome, GA; Sapa Extrusions, Inc., Des
       Plaines, IL; and Western Extrusions Corp., Carrollton, TX) and the United Steel, Paper
       and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers
       International Union.
3.  Petition filed: March 31, 2010. 
4.  USITC staff conference: April 21, 2010.
5.  USITC vote: May 14, 2010.
6.  USITC determinations due to the U.S. Department of Commerce: May 17, 2010.

U.S. Industry:          
1.  Number of producers of aluminum extrusions: 39.
2.  Location of producers' plants: Geographically located throughout the United States.
3.  Employment of production and related workers in 2009: 7,929.
4.  U.S. producers' U.S. shipments (excluding exports) in 2009:
       758,746 short tons, valued at $2.7 billion.
5.  U.S. apparent consumption in 2009: 1,058,830 short tons, valued at $3.6 billion.
6.  Ratio of subject imports to U.S. production in 2009: 27.1 percent.
U.S. Imports:

1.  From the subject country during 2009: 212,717 short tons, valued at $551.2 million.
2.  From other countries during 2009: 87,367 short tons, valued at $358.1 million.
3.  Leading sources during 2009: China, Canada.

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