Press Release

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Countervailable Subsidization of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from 18 Countries

For Immediate Release 
March 2, 2021
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 202-482-3809

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of common alloy aluminum sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey, and affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of common alloy aluminum sheet from Bahrain, India, and Turkey. These investigations constitute the broadest AD/CVD enforcement action in two decades.

Commerce determined that exporters have dumped common alloy aluminum sheet in the United States at the following rates:

  • 4.83 percent for Bahrain;
  • 49.61 to 137.06 percent for Brazil;
  • 3.19 percent for Croatia;
  • 12.11 percent for Egypt;
  • 49.40 to 242.80 percent for Germany;
  • 0.00 to 2.72 percent for Greece;
  • 0.00 to 47.92 percent for India;
  • 32.12 percent for Indonesia;
  • 0.00 to 29.13 percent for Italy;
  • 5.29 percent for Oman;
  • 12.51 to 37.26 percent for Romania;
  • 11.67 to 25.84 percent for Serbia;
  • 13.43 percent for Slovenia;
  • 8.85 percent for South Africa;
  • 0.00  to 5.04 percent for South Korea;
  • 3.80 to 24.23 percent for Spain;
  • 17.50 percent for Taiwan; and
  • 2.02 to 13.56 percent for Turkey. 

In addition, Commerce determined that exporters from Bahrain, India, and Turkey received countervailable subsidies at the following rates:

  • 4.83 to 6.44 percent for Bahrain;
  • 4.89 to 35.25 percent for India; and
  • 2.56 to 4.34 percent for Turkey. 

In 2019, U.S. imports of common alloy aluminum sheet were valued at approximately: 

  • $241.2 million from Bahrain;
  • $97 million from Brazil;
  • $25.2 million from Croatia;
  • $43.8 million from Egypt; 
  • $286.6 million from Germany;
  • $102 million from Greece;
  • $123.3 million from India;
  • $139.2 million from Indonesia;
  • $85.3 million from Italy;
  • $200.2 million from Oman;
  • $29.4 million from Romania;
  • $9.8 million from Serbia;
  • $35.3 million from Slovenia;
  • $119.1 million from South Africa;
  • $121.7 million from South Korea;
  • $57.1 million from Spain;
  • $146.3 million from Taiwan; and 
  • $122.8 million from Turkey.

The petitioners are the Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Trade Enforcement Working Group and its individual members, Aleris Rolled Products, Inc. (Richmond, VA), Arconic, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC (Ravenswood, WV), JW Aluminum Company (Williamsport, PA), Novelis Corporation (Atlanta, GA), and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc. (Texarkana, TX)

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is currently scheduled to make its final injury determinations on or about April 15, 2021If the ITC makes affirmative final injury determinations, Commerce will issue AD and/or CVD ordersIf the ITC makes negative final determinations of injury, the investigations will be terminated, and no orders will be issued.

Read the fact sheet on today’s decision(s).

The AD and CVD laws provide American businesses and workers with an internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the harmful effects of unfair pricing of imports into the United StatesCommerce currently maintains 559 AD and CVD orders that provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Enforcement and Compliance unit within the International Trade Administration is responsible for vigorously enforcing U.S. trade laws and does so through an impartial, transparent process that abides by international rules and is based on factual evidence provided on the record.

Foreign companies that price their products in the U.S. market below the cost of production or below prices in their home markets are subject to AD dutiesForeign companies that receive unfair subsidies from their governments, such as grants, loans, equity infusions, tax breaks, or production inputs, are subject to CVD duties aimed at directly countering those subsidies.

###