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Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey

Decision to Initiate Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey

On October 20, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of aluminum foil from Armenia (AD), Brazil (AD), Oman (AD/CVD), Russia (AD), and Turkey (AD/CVD).

Alleged Dumping Rates

Country Dumping Rate
Armenia 45.65 Percent
Brazil 63.05 Percent
Oman 57.74 Percent
Russia 62.18 Percent
Turkey 34.27 Percent


Alleged Subsidy Rates

Country Subsidy Rates
Oman Above de minimis [1]
Turkey Above de minimis [1]

[1]de minimis = less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries.

Event AD Investigation(s) CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed September 29, 2020 September 29, 2020
DOC Initiation Date October 19, 2020 October 19, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determinations[1] November 13, 2020 November 13, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determinations March 8, 2021 December 23, 2020
DOC Final Determinations May 24, 2021 March 8, 2021
ITC Final Determinations[2] July 6, 2021 April 22, 2021
Issuance of Orders [3] July 13, 2021 April 29, 2021

Note: Commerce’s preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a) of the Act. These deadlines may be extended under certain circumstances.
[1]If the ITC makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
[2]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
[3]This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Armenia Volume (KG) 13,980,430 8,666,731 7,822,477
Value (USD) $40,197,402 $28,107,969 $21,588,221
Brazil Volume (KG) 10,957,042 20,655,362 19,437,282
Value (USD) $34,522,489 $75,865,385 $68,398,240
Oman Volume (KG) 0 8,059,412 16,501,328
Value (USD) $0 $24,469,190 $48,128,208
Russia Volume (KG) 15,515,922 13,996,420 20,890,985
Value (USD) $42,347,805 $44,580,494 $60,130,569
Turkey Volume (KG) 4,372,118 15,906,251 27,009,127
Value (USD) $12,606,772 $50,765,196 $73,419,059

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 7607.11.3000, 7607.11.6000, 7607.11.6010, 7607.11.6090, 7607.11.9030, 7607.11.9060, 7607.11.9090, and 7607.19.6000. The petitioners contend that imports of aluminum foil from subject countries are being misclassified under HTSUS 7607.11.6010; therefore, for purposes of import statistics, HTSUS 7607.11.6010 has been included.

The petitioners are the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members, Gränges Americas Inc., JW Aluminum Company, and Novelis Corporation.

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of initiation FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers:

  • A-831-804 for Armenia,
  • A-351-856 for Brazil,
  • A-523-815 & C-523-816 for Oman AD and CVD, respectively,
  • A-821-828 for Russia, and
  • A-489-844 & C-489-845 for Turkey AD and CVD, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 540 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 293 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 266 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.