The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has completed its investigation and has determined that certain aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from the People’ s Republic of China, have been dumped and subsidized, and that the margins of dumping and the amounts of subsidy are not insignificant. Therefore, anti-dumping and countervailing duty will be applicable when the Canadian International Trade Tribunal issues its findings on or about March 17, 2009. Provisional duty will be applicable until then.

The subject goods are defined as:

  • Aluminum extrusions produced via an extrusion process, of alloys having metallic elements falling within the alloy designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with 1,2,3,5,6 or 7 (or proprietary or other certifying body equivalents), with the finish being as extruded (mill), mechanical, anodized or painted or otherwise coated, whether or not worked, having a wall thickness greater than O.5 mm, with a maximum weight per meter of 22 kilograms and a profile or cross-section which fits within a circle having a diameter of 254 mm, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China

All aluminum extrusions are produced as either hollow or solid profiles. Hollow profile extrusions generally cost more to produce and obtain higher prices than solid profile extrusions. Extrusions are often produced in standard shapes such as bars, rods, pipes and tubes, angles, channels and tees but they are also produced in customized shapes.

During the investigation, the CBSA sent requests for information to 160 known exporters of aluminum extrusions in China, and received substantially complete and verifiable responses from 8 exporters. For the exporters that did not respond, or provided incomplete or deficient information, anti-dumping duty will be assessed at 101%. Anti-dumping duty for the exporters that did co-operate ranges from 1.7% to 42.4%.

Fifteen of the 56 potential subsidy programs investigated were determined to have conferred benefits to the cooperative exporters. The amounts of subsidy for the 7 cooperative Chinese exporters subsidized range from 2.59 Renminbi per kilogram to 3.88 Renminbi per kilogram, or from 8% to 16% expressed as a percentage of the export price. The total amount of subsidy for the non-cooperative exporters is 15.84 Renminbi per kilogram, or 60% as a percentage of the export price.

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