April 28, 2011
News Release 11-040
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-475 and 731-TA-1177 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
CERTAIN ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS FROM CHINA
INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS USITC
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today made its determinations in its final phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of aluminum extrusions from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert found two like products and two industries. With respect to imports of finished heat sinks from China, they voted in the negative. With respect to imports of all other aluminum extrusions from China, they voted in the affirmative. Vice Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane found one like product and voted in the affirmative.
As a result of the USITC's affirmative determinations, Commerce will issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of aluminum extrusions from China other than finished heat sinks. As a result of the USITC's negative determinations, no orders will be issued on imports of finished heat sinks from China.
The Commission's public report Aluminum Extrusions from China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-475 and 731-TA-1177 (Final), USITC Publication 4229, May 2011) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigations.
Copies may be obtained after June 3, 2011, by emailing email@example.com, calling 202-205-2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.
Aluminum Extrusions from China
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-475 and 731-TA-1177 (Final)
Product Description: The subject aluminum extrusions covered in these investigations from China are shapes and forms, produced via an extrusion process, of aluminum alloys having metallic elements falling within the alloy series designations published by the Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents). Aluminum extrusions are produced and imported in a wide variety of shapes and forms, including, but not limited to hollow profiles, other solid profiles, pipes, tubes, bars, and rods. Aluminum extrusions that are subsequently drawn are also included in the scope. After the extrusion process, the aluminum extrusion can be sold as "mill finished," without any further surface treatment or it can be further fabricated, that is, cut-to-length, machined, drilled, punched, notched, bent, stretched, and assembled into a finished product by welding or fastening.
Status of Proceedings: 1. Types of investigations: Final antidumping and countervailing duty. 2. Petitioners: The Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade Committee (which includes the following firms: Aerolite Extrusion Co., Alexandria Extrusion Co., Benada Aluminum of Florida, Inc., William L. Bonnell Co., Inc., Frontier Aluminum Corp., Futura Industries Corp., Hydro Aluminum North America, Inc., Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Profile Extrusions Co., Sapa Extrusions, Inc., and Western Extrusions Corp.,) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union. 3. Petition filed with USITC: March 31, 2010. 4. Hearing: March 29, 2011. 5. USITC vote: April 28, 2011. 6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: May 13, 2011. U.S. Industry: 1. Number of U.S. firms involved in production of aluminum extrusions in 2010: 54 producers with approximately 88 production locations. 2. Production volume is located throughout the United States. 3. Employment of production and related workers in 2010: 9,703. 4. U.S. producers shipments in 2010: 990,690 short tons ($3.7 billion). 5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2010: 1,267,452 short tons ($4.6 billion). 6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. production in 2010: 31.1 percent. U.S. Imports: 1. Total imports in 2010: 316,814 short tons ($1.0 billion). 2. Total subject imports from China in 2010: 200,192 short tons ($537,498). 3. Total non-subject imports in 2010: 116,622 short tons.