The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has made affirmative determinations in its final-phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning aluminum extrusions from China . As a result of the USITC’s affirmative determinations, the Department of Commerce will issue antidumping duties of between 32.79 and 33.28 percent and countervailing duties of 8.02 to 374.15 percent on imports of aluminum extrusions from China on or about May 20, 2011. The orders will remain in effect for at least five years.

The Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee, a coalition of U.S. producers of aluminum extrusions, had filed the petition for the case in March 2010.

“We are extremely pleased that the ITC agreed with our position and that new orders will be imposed to level the playing field for U.S. producers and their employees,” says Duncan Crowdis, chairman of the Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee and president of Bonnell Aluminum. “Unfair trade has hurt our industry, but the orders will enable domestic producers to recover lost business and compete under fair conditions going forward.”

Other industry groups are also encouraged by the ITC’s decision.

“We are pleased with the decision of the International Trade Commission to impose tariffs on Chinese imports; moving forward with these tariffs is certainly a victory for manufacturers in the fenestration industry,” says Rich Walker, president and chief executive officer of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. “This decision and these tariffs will level the playing field and create more equitable trade conditions so that U.S. manufacturers will not be undercut by manufacturers dumping their products into the U.S. market at far below fair market values.”


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