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Trade Case Update

Reuters reports that “The U.S. Commerce Department said… it would defer issuing its preliminary determination in an anti-dumping duty probe into imports of aluminum foil from China. The department said in a statement the delay would allow it “to fully analyze information pertaining to China’s status as a non-market economy (NME) country.”
  • “Neither the aluminum industry nor the Congressional Aluminum Caucus have any specific knowledge regarding the outcome of the pending Section 232 investigation into aluminum imports, industry executives representing the Aluminum Association said during an October 4 news conference,” according to a recent AMM report. The report goes on to say that “Commerce has until approximately January 15, 2018 to issue its decision in the steel 232 investigation, with aluminum’s deadline coming soon after. It was previously promised to be finished this summer by President Donald Trump’s administration.”

  • The U.S. International Trade Administration reports that “On September 14, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced the initiation of AD and CVD investigations of imports of titanium sponge from Japan (AD) and Kazakhstan (AD and CVD). The AD and CVD laws provide U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent, quasi-judicial, and internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the market-distorting effects caused by injurious dumping and unfair subsidization of imports into the United States, establishing an opportunity to compete on a level playing field.”

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