May 10, 2024
News Release 24-038
Inv. No(s). 701-TA-712-715 and 731-TA-1679-1682
Contact: Philip Stone, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Ferrosilicon from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ferrosilicon from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Jason E. Kearns, and Amy A. Karpel voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of imports of ferrosilicon from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about June 21, 2024, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about September 4, 2024.

The Commission’s public report Ferrosilicon from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-712-715 and 731-TA-1679-1682 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 5506, May 2024) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available by June 7, 2024; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:


Washington, DC 20436


Ferrosilicon from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia

Investigation Nos. 701-TA-712-715 and 731-TA-1679-1682 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The merchandise covered by these investigations is ferrosilicon in all forms and sizes, regardless of grade, including ferrosilicon briquettes. Ferrosilicon is a ferroalloy containing by weight four percent or more iron, more than eight percent but not more than 96 percent silicon, three percent or less phosphorus, 30 percent or less manganese, less than three percent magnesium, and 10 percent or less any other element. Ferrosilicon is primarily used in the production of steel and cast iron.

Status of Proceedings:

  1.    Type of investigations:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations.
  2.    Petitioners: Ferroglobe USA, Inc., Beverly, Ohio; and CC Metals and Alloys, LLC, Calvert City, Kentucky
  3.    USITC Institution Date:  Thursday, March 28, 2024.
  4.    USITC Conference Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2024.
  5.    USITC Vote Date:  Friday, May 10, 2024.
  6.    USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, May 13, 2024.

U.S. Industry in 2023:

  1.    Number of U.S. producers:  2.
  2.    Location of producers’ plants:  Alabama, Kentucky, and Ohio
  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 2023:

  1.    Subject imports:  $321 million.
  2.    Nonsubject imports:  $198 million.
  3.    Leading import sources:  Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Russia.

1 Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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