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Initiation of US Antidumping & Countervailing Duty investigations: Aluminum Extrusions​

Initiation of US Antidumping & Countervailing Duty investigations: Aluminum Extrusions - Route Newsletter: November 2023

The U.S. Department of Commerce was seeking comments, by 5:00 pm EST November 13, 2023, on Antidumping Duty petitions received concerning aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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 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.
  • The types of products that meet the definition of subject merchandise include but are not limited to, vehicle roof rails and sun/moon roof framing, solar panel racking rails and framing, tradeshow display fixtures and framing, parts for tents or clear span structures, fence posts, drapery rails or rods, electrical conduits, door thresholds, flooring trim, electric vehicle battery trays, heat sinks, signage or advertising poles, picture frames, telescoping poles, heat sinks or cleaning system components.

The scope of the investigation excludes merchandise containing non-extruded aluminum components beyond fasteners that is not a part or subassembly of a larger product or system that enters unassembled as a packaged combination of parts to be assembled as is for its intended use, without undergoing after importation any processing, fabrication, or finishing or the addition of parts or material, regardless of whether the additional parts or material are interchangeable. To be excluded under this paragraph, the merchandise must be sold and enter as a discrete kit on one Customs entry form. Examples of such excluded assembled and unassembled merchandise include windows with glass, door units with door panel and glass, motor vehicles, trailers, furniture, and appliances.

The country of origin of aluminum extrusions is determined by where the metal is extruded (i.e., pressed through a die).

HS Tariff Classification of the subject merchandise, including subject merchandise entered as parts of other products, may be found in the Appendix to the notice.

For more information, contact Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.

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