Attribute to Can Manufacturers Institute President Robert Budway
February 6, 2024 – The Can Manufacturers Institute’s steel can manufacturer members commend the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for agreeing with our industry’s position that Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLFs) and other domestic steel producers are not injured or threatened with injury by imported tin mill products (TMP). This finding substantiates testimony from steel can makers and canned food companies at the ITC hearing on January 4, 2024, that the CLFs petition is completely unfounded.
- CLFs does not produce the TMP specifications required for advanced, high-speed two-piece can production, which is a large and growing part of the can market.
- During the period of investigation, CLF only produced TMP for the three-piece can market, which accounts for just 34% of total U.S. steel can production.
- Even in that small three-piece can market, CLFs in 2022 could supply only 64% of the volumes requested by steel can makers and delivered only 15% of that volume on time.
The potential antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) rates had been determined by the U.S. Department of Commerce on January 5, 2024. The Commerce Department found that imports from the Netherlands, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and most imports from South Korea were not being dumped, which terminated the investigations on TMP imports from those sources. The Commerce Department assigned single-digit dumping margins on TMP imports from Canada, Germany, and certain South Korean producers, and very high AD/CVD rates on imports from China. However, as a result of the ITC’s negative injury determination, no AD/CVD duties will be imposed on TMP imports from any of the investigated countries.
For more information, please contact CMI’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Sherrie Rosenblatt (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 202-329-0178).
The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the national trade association of the metal can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The can industry accounts for the annual domestic production of approximately 130.7 billion food, beverage and general line cans; employs more than 28,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa; and generates about $15.7 billion in direct economic activity. CMI members are committed to providing safe, nutritious and refreshing canned food and beverages to consumers in the most sustainable packaging.