Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway

On March 8, Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty petitions on low-priced imports of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway. Silicon metal is primarily used in the production of aluminum, silicones, and polysilicones. Globe Specialty Metals alleges that U.S. imports of silicon metal are being dumped at levels ranging from 28 to 134 percent of their prices. There are already US AD orders on silicon metal from China and Russia.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a public preliminary conference on March 29, in which interested parties (U.S. producers, importers, purchasers, and foreign producers/exporters) may testify and answer ITC staff questions about the silicon metal industry and market.

For more information, contact: Benjamin Blase Caryl

Aluminum Foil from China

On March 9, the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group, whose membership is currently confidential, filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions on low-priced imports of aluminum foil from China. Aluminum foil is used in food and pharmaceutical packaging, thermal insulation, fin stock for air conditioners, transformers, capacitors for radios and televisions, and insulation for storage tanks. Petitioners have alleged that U.S. imports of aluminum foil are being dumped at levels ranging from 37 to 134 percent of their prices.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a public preliminary conference on March 30, in which interested parties (U.S. producers, importers, purchasers, and foreign producers/exporters) may testify and answer ITC staff questions about the aluminum foil industry and market.