US slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese alloy aluminium sheet
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 9:00
The United States yesterday said it was imposing steep import duties on Chinese imports of alloy aluminium sheet valued at nearly 1 billion US dollars, which Washington says have been dumped on the US market.
Yesterday’s announcement was part of a process begun in November that marked the first time in 33 years that the US Commerce Department had self-initiated the process of imposing anti-dumping import duties by itself - not at the behest of US manufacturers.
As a result, US Customs and Border Protection will begin collecting cash deposits from importers based on the alleged dumping rates.