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USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey

April 22, 2020
News Release 20-033
Inv. No. 701-TA-639-642 and 731-TA-1475-1492 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey

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 common alloy aluminum sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, Randolph J. Stayin, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of this product from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about June 3, 2020, and its antidumping duty determinations due on or about August 17, 2020.

The Commission’s public report Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-639-642 and 731-TA-1475-1492 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5049, April 2020) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after May 21, 2020; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from
Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy,
Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-639-642 and 731-TA-1475-1492 (Preliminary)

 

Product Description:  Common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) is a thin flat-rolled aluminum product. It has a thickness of 6.3 mm or less, but greater than 0.2 mm, in coils or cut-to-length, regardless of width. CAAS within the scope of these investigations include both not clad and multi-alloy clad aluminum sheet. Not clad aluminum can be produced from a 1XXX, 3XXX, or 5XXX series alloy, while multi-alloy clad CAAS is produced using a 3XXX series alloy core, to which cladding layers are applied to either one or both sides of the core. CAAS in this instance specifically excludes can stock used in the manufacturing of aluminum beverage cans, lids, and tabs for such cans. CAAS is used in applications such as building and construction, electrical, infrastructure, marine, and transportation, among others.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigations:  Preliminary phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Aleris Rolled Products, Inc.; Arconic, Inc.; Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC; JW Aluminum Company; Novelis Corporation; and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  March 9, 2020.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  March 27 – April 2, 2020.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  April 22, 2020.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  April 23, 2020.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  9 confirmed producers.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
3.   Production and related workers:  4,731.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $4.1 billion.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $7.4 billion.
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  30.6 percent by value.

U.S. Imports in 2019:

1.   Subject imports:  $2.3 billion.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $1.1 billion.
3.   Leading import sources:  Canada, Germany, Bahrain, Oman.

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