SM2 2017 IN
Certain Silicon Metal
Notice of Preliminary Determinations

Ottawa, July 5, 2017

On July 5, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to subsection 38(1) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping with respect to certain silicon metal originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil), the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), Malaysia, the Kingdom of Norway (Norway) and the Kingdom of Thailand (Thailand), and made a preliminary determination of subsidizing with respect to certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand.

On the same date, the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, pursuant to paragraph 35(2)(a) of SIMA, terminated the dumping investigation in respect of the above mentioned goods originating in or exported from the Russian Federation.

The subject goods are usually classified under the following Harmonized System (HS) classification number (code):

Note that the HS code is for convenience of reference only. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Provisional duties will now be payable on the subject goods that are released from customs on or after July 5, 2017.

Additional information about these investigations is contained in a Statement of Reasons, which will be available within 15 days on the CBSA’s website at:

For additional information regarding the application of provisional duties on subject goods imported into Canada, please refer to the following link which contains contact information of CBSA Enforcement officers:

Officers' names and contact information:

  • Andrew Manera: 613-946-2052
  • Jason Huang: 613-954-7388


Estimated Margins of Dumping, Estimated Amounts of Subsidy and Provisional Duties by Exporter
Exporter Estimated Margin of Dumping* Estimated Amount of Subsidy* Total Provisional Duties Payable*
Ligas de Aluminio S.A. 135.3% 10.4% 145.7%
Polymet Alloys Inc. (USA) 0.0% 5.6% 5.6%
Rima Industrial S.A. 0.0% 5.7% 5.7%
All other exporters in Brazil 135.3% 20.5% 155.8%
Tau-Ken Temir 12.0% 15.4% 27.4%
All other exporters in Kazakhstan 135.3% 23.5% 158.8%
All exporters in Laos 135.3% N/A 135.3%
All exporters in Malaysia 135.3% 17.5% 152.8%
Elkem AS 4.2% 3.0% 7.2%
All other exporters in Norway 135.3% 3.9% 139.2%
Sica New Materials Co., Ltd. 70.1% 3.8% 73.9%
All other exporters in Thailand 135.3% 10.1% 145.4%

* Expressed as a percentage of export price.

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