Last Friday, September 8, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) agreed to roll out the first anti-dumping and countervailing sunset review of aluminium foil imported from China. The objective was to determine whether removing the existing anti-dumping and countervailing measures on Chinese aluminium foil imports would cause injury to the domestic industry.
According to the final ruling, the existing anti-dumping and countervailing measures would remain effective, with all five ITC commissioners voted to ‘Yes’.
On March 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce first announced an anti-dumping and countervailing investigation into imported aluminium foil from China. Less than a year later, on February 27, 2018, the US Department of Commerce put the duties into effect on Chinese aluminium foil.
On March 1, 2023, the Department of Commerce launched the first sunset review investigation of the duties, following which, on June 28, the department made the first anti-subsidy rapid sunset review final ruling on aluminium foil imports, and on June 30, they made the first anti-dumping rapid sunset review final ruling on aluminum foil imported from China.