US Department of Commerce has initiated anti circumvention investigation concerning imports of aluminium foil from China that is produced or finished in Thailand and South Korea. US DoC will send out questionnaires to the alleged duty evaders, offer chances for interested parties to contribute data pertinent to the agency's operations, and make a preliminary conclusion, which is most likely to take place in the upcoming months. The probe is anticipated to be finished in about a year.The product involved is flat-rolled aluminium goods with a thickness of 0.2 mm or less, packaged in reels weighing more than 25 pounds, unbacked, made in China and finished in Thailand and South Korea. When qualities like light weight, corrosion resistance, and formability are desired, certain aluminium foil is widely used in food and pharmaceutical packaging, household foil, thermal insulation, cables, electronics, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications, and other heat transfer products.Following a move by the Aluminum Association's Trade Enforcement Working Group, the Commerce Department released antidumping and countervailing orders on aluminium foil imports from China in April 2018. Final dumping and subsidy rates varied from 55-176%. Imports of certain aluminium foil from China into the United States have significantly decreased after those directives were made public. However, as Chinese producers have sought to exports of foil and sheet gauge products to Thailand and South Korea and US imports of aluminium foil from these countries made from Chinese metal have also increased significantly.