A petition filed Oct. 4 alleges that aluminum extrusions from China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam are being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. and/or benefiting from countervailable subsidies.

The alleged average dumping margins are as follows.

China – 256.58 percent

Colombia – 181.76 percent

Dominican Republic – 28.29 percent

Ecuador – 43.52 to 64.57 percent

India – 35.67 percent

Indonesia – 112.21 percent

Italy – 37.52 percent

Malaysia – 53.91 to 54.87 percent

Mexico – 102.1 to 111.38 percent

South Korea – 66.43 percent

Taiwan – 90.9 to 100.22 percent

Thailand – 84.71 percent

Turkey – 33.79 percent

UAE – 39.8 percent

Vietnam – 53.75 percent

The products covered by this petition 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. They are produced and imported in a wide variety of shapes and forms and with a variety of coatings, surface treatments, and types of fabrication. Examples of subject goods include vehicle roof rails, tradeshow display fixtures and framing, tent parts, fence posts, electrical conduits, flooring trim, signage poles, picture frames, and cleaning system components.

The petition also covers merchandise made from an aluminum alloy with an Aluminum Association series designation commencing with the number 5 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents) that have a magnesium content accounting for up to but not more than 2.0 percent of total materials by weight.

Subject goods are classifiable under numerous subheadings in HTSUS headings 6603, 7604, 7606, 7608, 7610, 7615, 7616, 8302, 8414, 8415, 8418, 8419, 8422, 8424, 8473, 8479, 8481, 8486, 8487, 8503, 8508, 8513, 8515, 8516, 8517, 8529, 8536, 8538, 8541, 8543, 8708, 8807, 9013, 9031, 9401, 9403, 9405, 9506, 9507, and 9603.

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact attorney Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965.

Click here to register for ST&R’s Oct. 11 webinar on this petition and how it may affect your business.

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