Department of Commerce Releases Preliminary Findings in Aluminum Extrusions Antidumping Duty Investigation from 14 Nations - Sobel Network Shipping Co., Inc.

Department of Commerce Releases Preliminary Findings in Aluminum Extrusions Antidumping Duty Investigation from 14 Nations

On May 7, 2024, the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary findings in the antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations concerning aluminum extrusions imported from 14 countries. This investigation encompasses a wide range of products that incorporate aluminum extrusions, including specific articles, components, subassemblies, and various finished products. Additionally, the investigation outlines several exclusions based on technical specifications, with a distinct list of items applicable only if manufactured in China. The breadth and complexity of this investigation mean it could affect numerous products that incorporate aluminum extrusions.

In this preliminary phase, the Department of Commerce has made several modifications to the initial scope outlined in the case. It has issued rulings on which specific products are included and which are now exempt from the investigation. The department is also seeking further details on a group of products to determine their status within the scope.

Importers are urged to meticulously assess their current and prospective product lines against the detailed scope description and the updated lists of included and excluded products available on the Department of Commerce’s website. Importers should note that the Harmonized Tariff System number (HTS #) alone does not define whether a product is within the scope and subject to additional duties.

The Department has reopened the case record, allowing stakeholders to provide additional comments and request clarifications on whether specific products are covered by the investigation. Comments, including new factual information, must be submitted by 5:00 pm EDT on May 22, 2024. This is a vital opportunity for businesses to ensure their products are not included in the scope, reducing potential uncertainties. The final decisions from this investigation are expected to be released on September 19, 2024, and will be part of the final determinations in the ADD/CVD cases.

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