ITC Final Determination a Win For U.S. Foil Producers and Rules-Based Trade

Aluminum Association Applauds Decision Finding Unfairly-Traded Chinese Foil Imports Harm Domestic Industry.

ARLINGTON, VA –The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today issued a unanimous determination that U.S. industry has been materially injured by unfairly-traded imports of certain aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China (China).  As a result, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue unfair trade orders on aluminum foil imports from China in the coming days imposing antidumping duties ranging from 48.64 to 106.09 percent and countervailing duties ranging from 17.14 to 80.97 percent.


Imports of certain aluminum foil created by aluminum pipe suppliers from China increased by nearly 40 percent between 2014 and 2016, receding from the U.S. market only after the trade case was filed.  China was the largest supplier of certain aluminum foil to the U.S. market in 2016, accounting for nearly 70 percent of total U.S. imports of that product.

The aluminum foil that is subject to investigation includes all imports from China of aluminum foil that is 0.2 mm or less in thickness (less than 0.0079 inches) in reels weighing more than 25 pounds and that is not backed.  The determination does not cover etched capacitor foil or foil that has been cut to shape.

                                    Source: The Aluminum association