SM 2018 ER
Certain Silicon Metal
Notice of Initiation of Expiry Review Investigation

Ottawa, October 17, 2018

On October 16, 2018, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its finding made on November 19, 2013, in Inquiry No. NQ-2013-003, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from China.

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today initiated an expiry review investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the finding is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods. The CBSA will make a determination no later than March 15, 2019, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by March 29, 2019.

The subject goods are silicon metal containing at least 96.00% but less than 99.99% silicon by weight, and silicon metal containing between 89.00% and 96.00% silicon by weight that contains aluminum greater than 0.20% by weight, of all forms and sizes, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China.

The subject goods are normally imported into Canada under the following tariff classification number:

This tariff classification number is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

As part of its expiry review investigation, the CBSA forwarded questionnaires to Canadian producers, importers, exporters and to the Government of China. Any Canadian producers, importers or exporters who have not received a letter from the CBSA who wish to provide a response to the questionnaire are advised to contact the officer identified below. Responses to all questionnaires are due at the CBSA’s office in Ottawa by November 22, 2018.

A detailed schedule for the investigation is available at:

Questions relating to the expiry review should be addressed to:

  • Matthew Lerette: 613-954-7398


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