• Effective Date: Feb 06, 2019
  • Period of Review: Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
  • Cite as: 84 FR 2157 • Cite date: Feb 06, 2019

1. On 2/06/2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register its countervailing duty order on common alloy aluminum sheet from the People's Republic of China (China) (84 FR 2157).

2. The merchandise covered by this order is aluminum common alloy sheet (common
alloy sheet), which is a flat-rolled aluminum product having a thickness of 6.3 mm or less, but
greater than 0.2 mm, in coils or cut-to-length, regardless of width. Common alloy sheet within
the scope of the investigation includes both not clad aluminum sheet, as well as multi-alloy,
clad aluminum sheet. With respect to not clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is
manufactured from a 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series alloy as designated by the Aluminum
Association. With respect to multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is produced
from a 3XXX-series core, to which cladding layers are applied to either one or both sides of the

Common alloy sheet may be made to ASTM specification B209-14, but can also be made to
other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all common alloy sheet meeting the
scope description is included in the scope. Subject merchandise includes common alloy sheet
that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other
processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the common alloy sheet.

Excluded from the scope of the investigation is aluminum can stock, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of aluminum beverage cans, lids of such cans, or tabs used to open such cans. Aluminum can stock is produced to gauges that range from 0.200 mm to 0.292 mm, and has an
H-19, H-41, H-48, or H-391 temper. In addition, aluminum can stock has a lubricant applied to
the flat surfaces of the can stock to facilitate its movement through machines used in the manufacture of beverage cans. Aluminum can stock is properly classified under Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7606.12.3045 and 7606.12.3055.

Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of
either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the
definitions set for the above.

Common alloy sheet is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060,
7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3090, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3090, 7606.91.6080, 7606.92.3090, and
7606.92.6080. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of these investigation may also
be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3030,
7606.91.3060, 7606.91.6040, 7606.92.3060, 7606.92.6040, 7607.11.9090. Although the HTSUS
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the
scope of this investigation is dispositive.

3. For imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from China, CBP shall suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 02/05/2019 (date of publication of the International Trade Commission final determination in the Federal Register). Effective 02/05/2019, CBP shall require a cash deposit equal to the percentages identified below.

Producer and/or Exporter: All-Others
Case Number: C-570-074-000
Subsidy Rate: 50.75 percent

Producer and/or Exporter: Chalco Ruimin Co., Ltd.
Case Number: C-570-074-001
Subsidy Rate: 116.49 percent

Producer and/or Exporter: Chalco-SWA Cold Rolling Co., Ltd.
Case Number: C-570-074-002
Subsidy Rate: 116.49 percent

Producer and/or Exporter: Henan Mingtai Industrial Co., Ltd., Zhengzhou Mingtai Industry Co., and its cross-owned company: Henan Gongdian Thermal Co., Ltd.
Case Number: C-570-074-003
Subsidy Rate: 46.48 percent

Producer and/or Exporter: Yong Jie New Material Co., Ltd. and its cross-owned companies: Zhejiang Yongjie Aluminum Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. Zhejiang Yong Jie Aluminum Co., Ltd.), Zhejiang Nanjie Industry Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Yongjie Holding Co., Ltd., and Nanjie Resources Co., Ltd. Case Number: C-570-074-004
Subsidy Rate: 55.02 percent

4. If there are any questions by the importing public regarding this message, please contact the Call Center for the Office of AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, at (202) 482-0984. CBP ports should submit their inquiries through authorized CBP channels only. (This message was generated by OVI:YB)

5. There are no restrictions on the release of this information.

Alexander Amdur