Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Aluminum Parts May be Subject to Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
The Commerce Department has issued Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) orders for certain aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China.
Merchandise covered by these orders is certain aluminum extrusions which are produced and imported in a wide variety of shapes and forms produced via an extrusion process of aluminum alloys. The major alloying elements in the subject merchandise are manganese, magnesium and silicon. These products are used in construction applications and are incorporated into window and door frames and sills, gutters, and solar power frames. They serve as both structural and decorative parts for cars, trucks, boats and furniture. They also are included in a variety of other consumer and industrial goods.
The orders are extensive and broad in the description of merchandise that is both included and excluded. FHK would like to suggest that you review both orders carefully to determine if you are importing parts that are covered by these cases.
The orders for both cases may be viewed on the U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s website by utilizing the ADD CVD Search Tool and typing the message number in the search box.
Case A-570-967, Message No. 1173304
Case C-570-968, Message No. 1153306
To assist you in determining if your goods are covered under the scope of these cases we are providing a link to the International Trade Administration’s website where scope rulings for aluminum extrusions have been posted.