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Certain Silicon Metal Originating in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand

: Anti-Dumping

Notice of Extension of Investigation & Notice of Initiation of Section 20 Inquiry 2017-05-17

On May 15, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published a Notice of Extension of Investigations, thereby extending the investigations with respect to the dumping of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand, as well as the subsidizing of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand.
 
The Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) provides that, under normal circumstances, the preliminary stage of the investigation shall be completed within 90 days of the date of initiation. However, due to the complexity and novelty of the issues presented by the investigation, the period has been extended to 135 days, pursuant to subsection 39(1) of SIMA.
 
Consequently, the decision to issue preliminary determinations will be made on or before July 5, 2017.
 
Furthermore, on May 16, 2017, the CBSA initiated an inquiry pursuant to paragraph 20(1)(b) of Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).
 
SIMA has special provisions concerning the treatment of products where the government of the country of export has a monopoly of its export trade, where domestic prices are substantially determined by the government and there is reason to believe that they may not be the same as they would be if they were determined in a competitive market.
 
Information on the administrative record for the investigations indicates that there is reason to believe that the Government of Kazakhstan plays a significant role in the silicon metal sector in Kazakhstan. Information on the administrative record also indicates that all known silicon metal producers in Kazakhstan are state owned enterprises, wholly owned by the Government of Kazakhstan.
 
Furthermore, information available on the administrative record for the investigations indicates that domestic prices of silicon metal may be substantially determined by the Government of Kazakhstan. The CBSA conducted a price analysis for the profitability analysis period, and the result of the analysis reveals that domestic prices in Kazakhstan were substantially different when they were compared to silicon metal prices in other competitive markets. Therefore, the CBSA has reason to believe that the prices in the silicon metal sector in Kazakhstan are not substantially the same as they would be if they were determined in a competitive market.
 
Accordingly, the CBSA initiated a Section 20. As such, the Government of Kazakhstan and all known silicon metal producers in Kazakhstan will be given the opportunity to provide information regarding the nature and extent of government involvement in exports and in determining pricing with respect to the silicon metal sector.
 
For additional information, please click on the links hereunder to review earlier articles posted by Milgram on this case:
 
Notice of Initiation of Investigation
Preliminary Determination of Injury
 

Source: CBSA

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