Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey
On August 10, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (CAAS) from Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey.
Preliminary Subsidy Rates
|Bahrain||Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill B.S.C.||9.49%|
|All Other Producers/Exporters||9.49%|
|Brazil||Companhia Brasileira De Aluminio ||1.32%|
|Novelis do Brasil Ltda. ||0.76%|
|All Other Producers/Exporters||1.32%|
|India||Hindalco Industries Limited ||34.84%|
|Manaksia Aluminium Company Limited ||4.55%|
|All Other Producers/Exporters||29.76%|
|Turkey||Assan Aluminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ||3.15%|
|Teknik Aluminyum Sanayi A.S. ||0.07%|
|All Other Producers/Exporters||3.15%|
 Mandatory Respondent
 de minimis= less than 1% for developed countries, less than 2% for developing countries.
|Petitions Filed||March 9, 2020|
|DOC Initiation Date||March 30, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Determinations||April 24, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Determination||August 7, 2020|
|DOC Final Determinations||December 21, 2020|
|ITC Final Determinations||February 4, 2021|
|Issuance of Orders ||February 11, 2021|
 This will take place on in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.
|Bahrain||Volume (Metric Tons)||59,114||58,501||69,370|
|Brazil||Volume (Metric Tons)||22,256||25,701||33,360|
|India||Volume (Metric Tons)||41,599||41,880||46,232|
|Turkey||Volume (Metric Tons)||6,056||22,601||46,883|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7606113060, 7606116000, 7606123090, 7606126000, 7606913090, 7606913095, 7606916080, 7606916095, 7606923035, 7606923090, 7606926080, and 7606926095.
The petitioners are the Aluminum Association of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members, Aleris Rolled Products, Inc. (Beachwood, OH); Arconic, Inc. (Bettendorf, IA); Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC (Ravenswood, WV); JW Aluminum Company (Daniel Island, SC); Novelis Corporation (Atlanta, GA); and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc. (Texarkana, TX).
For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of preliminary 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 number: C-525-002, C-351-855, C-533-896, and C-489-840, for Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey, respectively.
Commerce currently maintains 531 antidumping duty (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 281 new AD and CVD investigations – a 260 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.