On March 9, 2020, The Aluminum Association Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Working Group and its Individual Members, Aleris Rolled Products, Inc., Arconic, Inc., Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC, JW Aluminum Company, Novelis Corporation, and Texarkana Aluminum, Inc. (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet (“CAAS”) from Bahrain, Brazil. the Republic of Croatia (“Croatia”), Egypt, the Federal Republic of Germany (“Germany”), Greece, India, the Republic of Indonesia (“Indonesia”), Italy, the Republic of Korea (“South Korea”), the Sultanate of Oman (“Oman”), Romania, the Republic of Serbia (“Serbia”), Slovenia, the Republic of South Africa (“South Africa”), Spain, Taiwan, and the Republic of Turkey (“Turkey”), and countervailing duties on CAAS from Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The physical characteristics of the covered products, which define the scope, are as follows:
Aluminum common alloy sheet (common alloy sheet), which is a flat-rolled aluminum product having a thickness of 6.3 mm or less, but greater than 0.2 mm, in coils or cut-to-length, regardless of width. Common alloy sheet within the scope of this order includes both not clad aluminum sheet, as well as multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet. With respect to not clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is manufactured from a 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series alloy as designated by the Aluminum Association.With respect to multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is produced from a 3XXX-series core, to which cladding layers are applied to either one or both sides of the core.
Common alloy sheet may be made to ASTM specification 8209-14, but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all common alloy sheet meeting the scope description is included in the scope. Subject merchandise includes common alloy sheet that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the common alloy sheet.
Excluded from the scope of this order is aluminum can stock, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of aluminum beverage cans, lids of such cans, or tabs used to open such cans. Aluminum can stock is produced to gauges that range from 0.200 mm to 0.292 mm, and has an H-19, H4l, H-48, or H-391 temper. In addition, aluminum can stock has a lubricant applied to the flat surfaces of the can stock to facilitate its movement through machines used in the manufacture of beverage cans. Aluminum can stock is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7606.12.3045 and 7606.12.3055.
Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set for the above. Common alloy sheet is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this order may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3015, 7606.12.3025, 7606.12.3035, 7606.12.3091, 7606.91.3055, 7606.91.6055, 7606.92.3025, 7606.92.6055, 7607.11.9090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.
Aleris Rolled Products, Inc.
25825 Science Park Drive, Suite 400
Beachwood, OH 44122
Contact: Michael Keown, Executive Vice President and President of North America
Tel: (216) 910-3540
Fax: (216) 910-3651
4879 State Street
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Contact: Mark Vrablec, Vice President of Commercial Business Development
Tel: (563) 459-3036
Fax: (563) 459-3021
Constellium Rolled Products Ravenswood, LLC
859 Century Road
Ravenswood, WV 26164
Contact: Lloyd (“Buddy”) Stemple, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (304) 273-6004
Fax: (304) 273-6320
JW Aluminum Company
115 Fairchild St. Suite 400
Daniel Island, SC 29492
Contact: Lee McCarter, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (843) 764-821t
Fax: (843) 572-1049
Website: www jwaluminum.com
3560 Lenox Road, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30326
Contact: Ganesh Paneer, Vice President and General Manager, Specialties
Tel: (404) 760-4000
Fax: (404) 760-0137
Texarkana Aluminum, Inc.
300 Alumax Drive
Texarkana, TX 75501
Contact: Johnny Hsieh, President and CEO
Tel: (6s0) 888-4407
Fax: (562) 808-8104
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
John M. Herrmann
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
3050 K Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20007
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||March 9, 2020|
|DOC Initiation||March 30, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||March 23, 2020|
|Request to appear at hearing||March 30, 2020|
|Hearing||March 31, 2020|
|Briefs||April 6, 2020|
|ITC Vote||April 23, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||August 17, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Countervailing Determination||June 2, 2020|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||October 30, 2020|
|DOC Final Countervailing Determination||August 17, 2020|
|ITC Final AD Determination||December 14, 2020|
|ITC Final CVD Determination||September 30, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
Brazil: 30.23% – 44.20%
India: 122.8% – 151%
South Korea: 41.88%
Serbia: (Did not provide a margin)
South Africa: 78.25%
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
For the quantity and value table of imports from the alleged countries, please see Attachment IV.
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.