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Aluminum Extrusions Subject To Tariff
Certain aluminum extrusions are shapes and forms, produced via an extrusion process, of aluminum alloys having metallic elements falling within the alloy series designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents) (often considered “soft” aluminum alloys). Certain aluminum extrusions are produced and imported in a wide variety of shapes and forms, including, but not limited to, hollow profiles, other solid profiles, pipes, tubes, bars, and rods.
Certain aluminum extrusions that are subsequently drawn are also included in the scope.
Certain aluminum extrusions are produced and imported with a variety of coatings, finishes, and types of fabrication
, including: (1) coated or finished aluminum extrusions meeting the criteria above that include, but are not limited to, extrusions that are mill finished (i.e., without any coating or further finishing), brushed, buffed, polished, anodized (including bright-dip), liquid painted, or powder coated; (2) further fabricated aluminum extrusions meeting the criteria above that include, but are not limited to, extrusions that are cut-to-length, machined, drilled, punched, notched, bent, or stretched; and (3) aluminum extrusions meeting the criteria above that may also be taped or coated (e.g., with plastic) to protect finishes. The subject merchandise includes certain aluminum extrusions that are coated, finished, fabricated, or any combination thereof, and regardless of tape, plastic, or other protective coatings.
Certain aluminum extrusions may also be described as parts for products that are assembled or otherwise further processed after importation, including, but not limited to, window frames, door frames, solar panels, curtain walls, or furniture.
Such parts that otherwise meet the definition of certain aluminum extrusions are included in the scope. The scope includes certain aluminum extrusions that are partially assembled into subassemblies of finished merchandise, whether or not the extrusions are attached by welding or fasteners. Further, the subject merchandise may be identified as other goods, e.g. heat sinks, door thresholds, or carpet trim.
Such goods that otherwise meet the definition of certain aluminum extrusions (above) regardless of their product label are included in the scope.
Aluminum Extrusions Excluded To Tariff
The scope excludes final finished goods containing aluminum extrusions that are imported in finished form, i.e., fully and permanently assembled, such as finished window frames, doorframes, picture frames, and solar panels. The scope also excludes unassembled final finished goods containing aluminum extrusions, e.g. “kits,” that, at the time of importation, contain all of the necessary parts to assemble the finished goods. The scope also excludes aluminum alloy sheet or plates produced by other than the extrusion process; aluminum products produced by the casting method; pure, unwrought aluminum in any form; and aluminum extrusions falling within alloy series designations of The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 2, 5, and 7.