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Zhongwang Found Circumventing AD/CVD Orders
November 8, 2016; Washington, DC - On Friday, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) preliminarily determined that Zhongwang used heat-treated 5050 alloy grade aluminum extrusions to avoid duties. In its determination, Commerce concluded that this alloy grade was never intended to be used in extrusion applications and that Zhongwang had engaged in this activity solely to avoid duties.
In response to the Department’s preliminary determinations, Alan Price, counsel to the Petitioners and head of Wiley Rein LLP trade group, said that “we are gratified by the Department of Commerce’s preliminary determination to take steps to begin to shut down what has been a significant avenue of circumvention for Zhongwang and other Chinese producers.”
“The AEC is pleased to see this decision from the Department of Commerce. We know Commerce has worked very hard on this case, and we thank them for that,” said Jeff Henderson, President of the Aluminum Extruders Council.
The Department intends to issue its final circumvention determination no later than January 9, 2017.
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), established in 1950, is an international association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices. Advocacy programs ensure that aluminum extruders, suppliers and their products remain relevant and viable in an ever-changing legislative and regulatory climate. More than 120 member companies represent primary aluminum producers and other industry suppliers in addition to aluminum extruders operating hundreds of extrusion presses in hundreds of plants worldwide. For more information, visit the website at www.aec.org; contact AEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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