Argentina made a final determination to impose anti-dumping duties of 36.9% (based on the FOB prices) on the aluminum alloy wheels imported from China, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Production on Jan. 5. Effective as of the date of the announcement, the resolution is valid for 5 years.

The products involved comprise motor vehicles’ aluminum alloy wheels, excluding tires, with a hub diameter of not less than 355.6 mm (14 inches) and not greater than 457.2 mm (18 inches). The China Customs Registration code is 8708.70.90.

China exported a total of 845,697 tons of aluminum alloy wheels during the first eleven months of 2017, up 10.72% YoY, of which only 2,829 tons flowed into Argentina, data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed. The top three importers were the United States, Japan, and Mexico, accounting for more than 73% of the total exports. The unit export price of the aluminum wheels in the reported period was $4.62/kg, according to CAAM.

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