Reuters reports on the new anti-dumping duties imposed by the Biden administration on aluminium sheets (worldwide):

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday issued final anti-dumping duties on common alloy aluminum sheet from 18 countries investigated, including up to 242.8% on imports from Germany and 4.83% on imports from Bahrain.

The duties were announced just hours after Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo won confirmation as the new U.S. Commerce Secretary in an 84-15 U.S. Senate vote.

The anti-dumping case and a companion anti-subsidy countervailing duty case were initiated under the Trump administration in March 2020.

Germany had the highest anti-dumping rate, ranging from 49.4% to 242.8%, and the largest exports of aluminum sheet to the United States, with $286.6 million worth in 2019.

The duties will come on top of 10% U.S. tariffs imposed on most aluminum imports by the Trump administration under a national security law.

From the more detailed US schedule, [unless there's some typo] Greece was only hit with 2.72% anti-dumping duties (actually less than Bahrain). So if Germany was dumping so much in comparison to Greece, in terms of pricing (as the US says), were there any intra-EU concerns expressed that Germany was practicing dumping prices on aluminium sheets?

  • Dumping is not really a concern (anymore?) within the EU, state aid would be. There are a few procedures (one regarding a Greek company and one on the German renewable energy act) but nothing dramatic. Note that the duties are not imposed on a country but on specific exporters. It would be useful to know what the rate is based on and how the US definition of dumping aligns with EU law.
    – Relaxed
    Mar 3, 2021 at 8:39


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