US Government Continues Anti-Dumping Duties Against China

US Government Continues Anti-Dumping Duties Against China

The United States government is expected to maintain an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy order on aluminium extrusions from the People’s Republic of China, according to a Chinese government website.

The “China Trade Remedy Information” website, which is operated by China’s Ministry of Commerce, posted an article Tuesday afternoon (Beijing time) indicating that the US Department of Commerce carried out an “expedited sunset review” on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy orders against China. The review determined that eliminating the orders, which consist of import duties on extruded aluminium, would lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping and/or subsidies by China.

The Commerce Department review indicates that the degree of dumping that would likely occur if duties were lifted would be sufficient to justify a weighted-average dumping margin of up to 33.28%. The review also projected that the amount of net countervailable subsidies that would occur if the government lifted duties would be anywhere between 12.05% (for Yongji Guanghai Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd.) and 374.15% (for Dragonluxe Limited).

According to the website, the extrusion customs codes involved in the review included 8424.90.9080, 9405.99.4020, 9031.90.90.95, 7616.10.90.90, 7609.00.00, 7610.10.00, 7610.90.00, 7615.10.30, 7615.10.71, 7615.10.91, 7615.19.10, and 7615.19.30, among others.

In order for the duties to remain in place, the US International Trade Commission must come to a similar conclusion and determine that eliminating the duty orders would cause or continue a material injury to the domestic aluminium industry.

The US Commerce Department initiated anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminium in the spring of 2011, and it began the sunset review in April of this year. The findings of the investigation were published in the Federal Register last Friday, at 81 FR 51855 (Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order) and 81 FR 51858 (Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order).