“In late July, the AEC released a statement to the press calling on the United States Government, as well as others identified in the Dupre Analytics report, to investigate issues of transshipment and circumvention by Zhongwang. We have made our case to U.S. Customs regarding the transshipment allegations, and now we are filing our circumvention case with the Department of Commerce,” said Jeff Henderson, Director of Operations at the AEC.
The circumvention and scope clarification case also alleges that China Zhongwang has been exporting 5xxx series alloy extrusions into the U.S. in order to avoid U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties.
Once filed, the Department of Commerce has forty-five days to review and decide whether or not to launch a full investigation. “Given the severity of this case to our domestic industry, we call on the Department of Commerce to investigate this case,” said Henderson.