$2B Aluminum Probe Advances With Duties For 16 Countries

Law360 (March 3, 2021, 2:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce announced final rate determinations for aluminum sheet from 18 countries, sparing two while fixing rates as high as 242.80% in an investigation the agency called "the broadest U.S. trade enforcement action in two decades."

If finalized, the resulting tariffs will touch countries whose U.S. imports surpassed $1.96 billion in 2019. The product in question, alloy aluminum sheet, has a wide range of uses, including construction, boats, street signs and gutters.

The investigation was prompted by a petition from an Aluminum Association working group and its individual members. Aluminum Association President Tom Dobbins said the group was...

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