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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigations of Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia and Turkey

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey

On April 28, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of aluminum foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, and Russia, and its negative preliminary determination in the AD investigation of aluminum foil from Turkey.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate
Armenia Rusal Armenal CJSC 188.84%
Armenia-Wide Entity 188.84%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Brazil Arconic Ind. E Com de Metias LTDA [1] 63.05%
Companhia Brasiliera de Alumínio / CBA Itapissuma 13.87%
All Others 13.87%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate Cash Deposit Rate [2]
Oman Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC 4.03% 4.03%
All Others 4.03% 4.03%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate
Russia Rusal [1] 62.18%
All Others [1] 62.18%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rate Cash Deposit Rate
Turkey Assan Aluminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Kibar Dis Ticaret A.S.; and Ispak Esnek Ambalaj Sanayi A.S. 0.00% N/A

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with adverse inferences.
[2] Rates adjusted for export and other subsidy offsets as specified in the companion countervailing duty (CVD) investigation.

Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed September 29, 2020
DOC Initiation(s) Date October 19, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) November 13, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) April 27, 2021
DOC Final Determination(s) September 16, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) November 1, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [1] November 8, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission.

Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
Armenia Volume (KG) 8,666,731 7,884,876 12,016,901
Value (USD) $28,107,969 $21,594,523 $31,639,662
Brazil Volume (KG) 20,752,009 19,811,627 17,475,690
Value (USD) $76,246,080 $68,450,762 $52,318,134
Oman Volume (KG) 8,059,412 16,507,817 12,976,270
Value (USD) $24,469,190 $48,148,650 $35,122,652
Russia Volume (KG) 14,004,458 20,915,805 18,630,912
Value (USD) $44,606,616 $60,204,705 $47,722,887
Turkey Volume (KG) 18,114,191 30,269,248 21,029,107
Value (USD) $57,821,016 $83,015,765 $54,511,363

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 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 FAQs for the preliminary determination.

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 number A-831-804, A-351-856, A-523-815, A-821-828, and A-489-844 for Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 592 AD and countervailing duty (CVD) orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.