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Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

March 31, 2021
News Release 21-046
Inv. No. 701-TA-639 & 641-642 and 731-TA-1475-1479, 1481-1483 & 1485-1492 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Bahrain, India, and Turkey.

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

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey; and countervailing duty orders on imports of this product from Bahrain, India, and Turkey.

The Commission also made negative critical circumstances findings with regard to subsidized imports of this product from Turkey and dumped imports of this product from Indonesia.  As a result, these imports will not be subject to retroactive countervailing or antidumping duties.

The Commission’s public report Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-639 & 641-642 and 731-TA-1475-1479, 1481-1483 & 1485-1492 (Final), USITC Publication 5182, April 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by May 4, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet
from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy,
Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-639 and 641-642 and 731-TA-1475-1479, 1481-1483, and 1485-1492 (Final)

Product Description:  Common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) is a flat-rolled aluminum product having a thickness of 6.3 mm or less, but greater than 0.2 mm, in coils or cut-to-length, regardless of width.  CAAS includes both not clad aluminum sheet, as well as multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet.  With respect to not clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is manufactured from a 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series alloy as designated by the Aluminum Association.  With respect to multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is produced from a 3XXX-series core, to which cladding layers are applied to either one or both sides of the core.  CAAS does not include aluminum can stock. 

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Types of investigations:  Final countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  The Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Working Group and its Individual Members, Aleris Rolled Products, Inc., Beachwood, OH; Arconic, Inc., Bettendorf, IA; Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, Ravenswood, WV; JW Aluminum Company, Daniel Island, SC; Novelis Corporation, Atlanta, GA; and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc., Texarkana, TX.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Monday, March 9, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2019:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  11.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
3.   Production and related workers:  [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  1
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2019:

1.   Subject imports:  1
2.   Nonsubject imports:  1
3.   Leading import sources:  Canada, China, Germany, Oman, Bahrain.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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