On March 8, 2017, Petitioners Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway.

SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

The scope of these investigations covers all forms and sizes of silicon metal, including silicon metal powder. Silicon metal contains at least 85.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon, and less than 4.00 percent iron, by actual weight. Semiconductor grade silicon (merchandise containing at least 99.99 percent silicon by actual weight and classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2804.61.0000) is excluded from the scope of these investigations.

Silicon metal is currently classifiable under subheadings 2804.69.1000 and 2804.69.5000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope remains dispositive.

PETITIONERS

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.

County Road 32

P.O. Box 157

Beverly, OH 45715

COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS

William D. Kramer

DLA PIPER LLP (US)

500 Eighth Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004

ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN

Australia: 28.58 – 52.81%

Brazil: 15.41 – 134.92%

Norway: 32.25 – 45.66%

ALLEGED SUBSIDIES MARGIN

Countervailing Duty Petitions issued against Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. Amounts of additional duties unspecified.

NAMED PRODUCERS/EXPORTERS

For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.

NAMED IMPORTERS

For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.

IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE

2014 2015 2016
Australia
Volume (kilograms) 18,384,388 19,844,028 16,860,401
Value (USD) 52,516,452 57,317,217 34,614,007
AUV (USD/KG) 2.86 2.89 2.05
Brazil
Volume (kilograms) 39,810,744 19,801,352 25,563,944
Value (USD) 114,446,139 58,210,419 64,818,712
AUV (USD/KG) 2.87 2.94 2.54
Kazakhstan
Volume (kilograms) 0 2,709,836 9,554,731
Value (USD) 0 6,800,510 17,698,896
AUV (USD/KG) 0 2.51 1.85
Norway
Volume (kilograms) 8,446,355 14,490,238 12,356,061
Value (USD) 29,032,344 42,802,778 28,918,303
AUV (USD/KG) 3.44 2.95 2.34