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Silicon Metal from Malaysia Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

July 28, 2021
News Release 21-096
Inv. No. 731-TA-1526 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Silicon Metal from Malaysia Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of silicon metal from Malaysia that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chair Jason E. Kearns, Vice Chair Randolph J. Stayin, and Commissioners David S. Johanson, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Malaysia.

The Commission’s public report Silicon Metal from Malaysia (Inv. No. 731-TA-1526 (Final), USITC Publication 5220, August 2021) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation. 

The report will be available by August 30, 2021; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Silicon Metal from Malaysia
Investigation No. 731-TA-1526 (Final)

Product Description:  Silicon metal of all forms and sizes, including silicon powder, containing at least 85.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon and less than 4.00 percent iron by actual weight. Specifically excluded is semiconductor grade silicon (containing at least 99.99 percent silicon by actual weight and classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2804.61.00).

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final antidumping duty investigation.
2.   Petitioners:  Globe Specialty Metals, Inc., Beverly, OH, and Mississippi Silicon LLC, Burnsville, MS.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
4.   USITC Hearing Date:  Monday, February 22, 2021.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, August 9, 2021.

U.S. Industry in 2020:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  3.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.
3.   Production and related workers:  [1]
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  1
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  1
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

U.S. Imports in 2020:

1.   Subject imports:  $40 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $230 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  Brazil, Canada, Norway, Malaysia, Australia.

 

[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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