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Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination: Silicon Metal From Brazil

On August 14, 2017, the United States Department of Commerce published a preliminary determination of the antidumping and Countervailing investigation on the imports of silicon metal originating from Brazil, classified as the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 2804.61.0000.

The notice preliminarily concluded that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of silicon metal from Brazil. According to the Department’s preliminary determination, the estimated countervailable subsidy rates are the following:

Company Subsidy Rate (Percent)
Dow Corning Silicio do Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda12 3,69
Ligas de Aluminio S.A.—LIASA 52,07
All Others 3,69

The final countervailing determination will be issued on the same date as the final antidumping determination, which is currently scheduled to be issued no later than December 18, 2017, unless postponed.

For more information, please contact Sidera’s team.


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