News Release 23-102
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-695-698 and 731-TA-1643-1657
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of aluminum extrusions from China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the Governments of China, Indonesia, and Mexico. The Commission also determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of aluminum extrusions from Turkey that are allegedly subsidized by the Government of Turkey.
The Commission further found that the imports of these products from the Dominican Republic that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value are negligible and voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigation concerning the Dominican Republic.
Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative with respect to imports from China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. They made a finding of negligibility with respect to the antidumping duty investigation involving the Dominican Republic.
As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of aluminum extrusions from China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about December 28, 2023, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about March 12, 2024. As a result of the Commission’s finding of negligibility, the antidumping duty investigation regarding imports from the Dominican Republic will be terminated.
The Commission’s public report Aluminum Extrusions from China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-695-698 and 731-TA-1643-1657 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5477, November 2023) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
The report will be available by December 26, 2023; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: https://www.usitc.gov/commission_publications_library.
UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436
Aluminum Extrusions from China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam
Investigation Nos.: 701-TA-695-698 and 731-TA-1643-1657 (Preliminary)
Product Description: The merchandise subject to these investigations are aluminum extrusions, regardless of form, finishing, or fabrication, whether assembled with other parts or unassembled, whether coated, painted, anodized, or thermally improved. Aluminum extrusions are shapes and forms produced by an extrusion process, made from aluminum alloys having metallic elements corresponding to 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 drawn subsequent to extrusion (drawn aluminum) are also included in the scope.
Status of Proceedings:
- Type of investigation: Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
- Petitioners: The U.S. Aluminum Extruders Coalition ("Coalition") and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Coalition consists of Alexandria Extrusion Company, Alexandria, Minnesota; APEL Extrusions Inc., Coburg, Oregon; Bonnell Aluminum, Newnan, Georgia; Brazeway, Adrian, Michigan; Custom Aluminum Products, South Elgin, Illinois; Extrudex Aluminum, North Jackson, Ohio; International Extrusions, Garden City, Michigan; Jordan Aluminum Company, Memphis, Tennessee; M-D Building Products, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Merit Aluminum, Corona, California; MI Metals, Oldsmar, Florida; Pennex Aluminum, Wellsville, Pennsylvania; Tower Extrusions, Olney, Texas, and Western Extrusions, Carrollton, Texas.
- USITC Institution Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2023.
- USITC Conference Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
- USITC Vote Date: Friday, November 17, 2023.
- USITC Notification to Commerce Date: Monday, November 20, 2023.
U.S. Industry in 2022:
- Number of U.S. producers: 29.
- Location of producers’ plants: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
- Production and related workers: 15,168.
- U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments: $8 billion.
- Apparent U.S. consumption: $15 billion.
- Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption: 33.0 percent.
U.S. Imports in 2022:
- Subject imports: $5 billion.
- Nonsubject imports: $2 billion.
- Leading import sources: China, Mexico, Taiwan, Vietnam, Colombia.