US Launch AD Case against Chinese Aluminum

Today, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the self-initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (common alloy sheet) from China. In 2016, imports of common alloy sheet from China were valued at an estimated $603.6 million

The AD and CVD laws provide a transparent and internationally accepted mechanism to address the market-distorting effects caused by injurious dumping and unfair subsidization of imports into the US. For the purpose of AD investigations, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the US at less than its fair value.

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said:

President Trump made it clear from day one that unfair trade practices will not be tolerated under this administration, and today we take one more step in fulfilling that promise. We are self-initiating the first trade case in over a quarter century, showing once again that we stand in constant vigilance in support of free, fair, and reciprocal trad

Although the Department expects that future investigations will normally proceed based on fully supported petitions filed by or on behalf of the industry, the Department will take action to self-initiate investigations, where warranted, to facilitate the application of the appropriate trade remedy for U.S. industries.

To learn more please visit the website of the Department of Commerce