The DOC's So-Called “Circumvention” Decision Drives American Jobs Offshore

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is gravely disillusioned in what can only be described as an intentional lack of awareness by the Department of Commerce (DOC), of the law, investigation data, and good policy in their recent circumvention decision on aluminum foil from Thailand and South Korea. On November 20, 2023, the DOC made an erroneous final decision to impose new import duties on South Korean and Thai aluminum foil products after wrongly concluding that their producers were circumventing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China.

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