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Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet (“CAAS”)

Case Summary

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey

II. Product Description:
CAAS is a flat-rolled, sheet-gauge aluminum product that has a variety of uses depending upon the gauge, alloy, temper, width, and finish.

Proposed Scope:
Aluminum common alloy sheet (common alloy sheet), which 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. Common alloy sheet within the scope of this order 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 IXXX-, 3XXX-, or SXXX-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.

Common alloy sheet may be made to ASTM specification 8209-14, but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all common alloy sheet meeting the scope description is included in the scope. Subject merchandise includes common alloy sheet that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the common alloy sheet.

Excluded from the scope of this order is aluminum can stock, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of aluminum beverage cans, lids of such cans, or tabs used to open such cans. Aluminum can stock is produced to gauges that range from 0.200 mm to 0.292 mm, and has an H-19, H4l, H-48, or H-391 temper. In addition, aluminum can stock has a lubricant applied to the flat surfaces of the can stock to facilitate its movement through machines used in the manufacture of beverage cans. Aluminum can stock is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading s 7606.12.3045 and 7606.12.3055

III. HTS classifications:

CAAS is currently classifiable under the following subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”): 7606.1 1.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095
Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this order may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3015, 7606.12.3025, 7606.12.3035, 7606.12.3091, 7606.91.3055, 7606.91.6055, 7606.92.3025, 7606.92.6055, 7607119090.

IV. Date of Filing: March 9, 2020

V. Petitioners: Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members, Aleris Rolled Products, Inc. (“Aleris”), Arconic, Inc. (“Arconic”), Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC (“Constellium”), JW Aluminum Company (“JWA”), Novelis Corporation (“Novelis”), and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc. (“Texarkan”)

VI. Foreign Producers/Exporters:

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VII. US Importers named:

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VIII. Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Margins Listed):

Bahrain: 56.98%
Brazil: 30.23-44.20%
Croatia: 32.01%
Egypt: 31.5%
Germany: 37.22%
Greece: 61.25%
India: 122.8-151.0%
Indonesia: 32.12%
Italy: 28.97%
Korea: 41.88%
Oman: 15.90%
Romania: 56.22%
Serbia: 40.61%
Slovenia: 30.88%
South Africa: 78.25%
Spain: 25.26%
Taiwan: 27.22%
Turkey: 42.45%

IX. Comments:

A. Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: March 31, 2020.

B. The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is May 19, 2020; CVD is March 30, 2020.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD/CVD investigations.

C. Volume and Value of Imports:

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D. List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:

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If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

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