In a long-awaited ruling, the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today that the so-called “aluminum pallets” imported into the United States from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) made of 6xxx-series aluminum alloy are covered by the scope of the aluminum extrusion anti-dumping and countervailing duties orders. This decision will apply to all Chinese exporters and producers that may choose to launch a similar scheme. The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is very pleased with the Department’s decision, and its reasoning for broadening this decision to any importer/exporter of similar fake pallets.
Jeff Henderson, AEC President stated, “With the DOC’s preliminary ruling identifying heat-treated 5050 alloyed extrusions as a circumvention scheme, and today’s decision addressing the fake pallet issues, the AEC is bolstered in its efforts to work with the Department of Commerce to address all forms of circumvention, transshipment, and scope violations. The Chinese aluminum extrusion industry continues to look for ways to evade our orders. They should learn from this that such efforts will not go unpunished.”
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