On August 14, the Commerce Department published a notice in the Federal Register announcing preliminary subsidy margins ranging from 16.56 to 80.97 percent in its countervailing duty investigation of certain aluminum foil from China. The aluminum foil covered by Commerce’s investigation has a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, and is coiled in reels that exceed 25 pounds. As a result of Commerce’s preliminary determination, imports of covered aluminum foil from China that enter the United States on or after August 14 will be subject to cash deposits consistent with the preliminary margins.

Commerce is scheduled to announce its preliminary determination in the companion antidumping investigation on October 4th.