Initiation of Antidumping Duty 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
Alleged Subsidy Rates
|Oman||Above de minimis |
|Turkey||Above de minimis |
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||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||July 6, 2021||April 22, 2021|
|Issuance of Orders ||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.
If the ITC makes negative preliminary determinations of injury, the investigations are terminated.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce.
This will take place only in the event of final affirmative determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
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.