Tribunal finds dumping of silicon metal from seven countries injures Canadian industry

After completing its preliminary injury inquiry the Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced that it found a reasonable indication that the dumping of certain silicon metal originating in or exported from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Russia and Thailand, and the subsidizing of the same goods from Brazil, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway and Thailand has caused injury or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

In February the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of the goods in question following a complaint filed by a manufacturer in Québec.

Now that the Tribunal ruled on the question of injury, the CBSA will investigate to confirm that the imports are indeed being dumped and/or subsidized, and will make a preliminary determination by May 23, 2017.

Provisional anti-dumping and/or countervailing duties could soon be applicable to imports of the goods under investigation. In such a case the preliminary decisions of the Tribunal and the CBSA will have to be confirmed by final decisions.

Link: Preliminary Injury Inquiry No. PI-2016-004

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