U.S. probe into aluminium imports from five SEE countries goes forward

U.S. probe into aluminium imports from five SEE countries goes forward

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BELGRADE (Serbia), April 23 (SeeNews) – The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that U.S. producers are harmed by imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from 18 countries, including Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Turkey and Slovenia, it said.

The alloy aluminum sheet are allegedly sold in the U.S. at less than fair value and they are also subsidised by the governments of four countries, including Turkey, ITC said in a statement on Wednesday. 

As a result of the affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of the product, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about June 3, 2020, and its antidumping duty determinations due on or about August 17, 2020, the ITC said.

On March 31, ITC launched a preliminary anti-dumping probeinto imports of common alloy aluminium sheet from the 18 countries to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the U.S. is materially injured or threatened with material injury.

The investigations follow petitions filed by the U.S. Aluminum Association’s Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet Working Group, alleging that common alloy aluminium sheet imports from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey are soldat less than fair value.

The association also accused the production of aluminium alloy to be subsidized by the governments of Bahrain, Brazil, India, and Turkey.

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