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Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey

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

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Bahrain Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill B.S.C. 9.49%
All Other Producers/Exporters 9.49%
Brazil Companhia Brasileira De Aluminio [1] 1.32%
Novelis do Brasil Ltda. [1] 0.76%[2]
All Other Producers/Exporters 1.32%
India Hindalco Industries Limited [1] 34.84%
Manaksia Aluminium Company Limited [1] 4.55%
All Other Producers/Exporters 29.76%
Turkey Assan Aluminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. [1] 3.15%
Teknik Aluminyum Sanayi A.S. [1] 0.07%[2]
All Other Producers/Exporters 3.15%

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

Event AD Investigations
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 [1] February 11, 2021

[1] 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.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Bahrain Volume (Metric Tons) 59,114 58,501 69,370
Value (USD) $168,075,945 $197,883,787 $240,421,084
Brazil Volume (Metric Tons) 22,256 25,701 33,360
Value (USD) $57,630,241 $78,894,904 $97,830,096
India Volume (Metric Tons) 41,599 41,880 46,232
Value (USD) $100,555,790 $115,916,607 $123,414,557
Turkey Volume (Metric Tons) 6,056 22,601 46,883
Value (USD) $17,724,243 $69,154,409 $123,165,376

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.