Certain Silicon Metal
Dumping & Subsidizing (China)

Product Information

Product Definition

The subject goods are defined as:

"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."

Additional Information

The subject goods include all forms and sizes of silicon metal, including off-specification material such as silicon metal with high percentages of other elements, such as aluminum, calcium, iron, etc.

Silicon is a chemical element, metallic in appearance, solid in mass, and steel gray in color, that is commonly found in nature in combination with oxygen either as silica or in combination with both oxygen and a metal in silicate minerals. Although commonly referred to as metal, silicon exhibits characteristics of both metals and non-metals. Silicon metal is a polycrystalline material whose crystals have a diamond cubic structure at atmospheric pressure. It is usually sold in lump form typically ranging from 6" x 1⁄2" to 4" x 1⁄4" for the metallurgical industry, 1" by 1" and smaller for the chemical industries and also in crushed powder form.

Silicon metal is principally used by primary and secondary aluminum producers as an alloying agent and by the chemical industry to produce a family of chemicals known as silicones.

Investigation Information

The dates of the investigative proceedings and findings concerning this case are:

Action Date
Initiation of Investigation April 22, 2013
Preliminary Determination July 22, 2013
Final Determination October 21, 2013
Canadian International Trade Tribunal's Finding November 19, 2013
Expiry Review Determination March 15, 2019
Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s Finding August 22, 2019
Tariff Classification Numbers

The subject goods are usually classified under the following tariff classification numbers:

  • 2804.69.00.00

Please note that these classification numbers may apply to goods which are not subject to SIMA measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under HS classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for the authoritative details regarding the subject goods.

Duty Liability
(Anti-dumping duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after 2013-11-19:

Information regarding the normal values of subject goods should be obtained from the exporter. The following table identifies the exporters who currently have been issued normal values:

Country Exporter Cooperative Since Last Revised
China Rio Tinto Procurement (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 2013-10 2013-10
Mangshi Sinice Silicon Industry Co., Ltd. 2013-10 2013-10
Xiamen ITG Group Corp., Ltd. 2013-10 2013-10

For importations of subject goods produced or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued normal values, the anti-dumping duty is equal to 235% of the export price.

Duty Liability
(Countervailing duties)

Country of Origin or Export: China

Effective on imports of subject goods released by the CBSA on or after November 19, 2013.

The following table identifies the exporters who currently have a specific amount of subsidy:

Country Exporter Amount of Subsidy RMB/MT Cooperative Since Last Revised
China Rio Tinto Procurement (Singapore) Pte Ltd. 1,934.5 2013-10 2013-10
Mangshi Sinice Silicon Industry 1,460.5 2013-10 2013-10
Xiamen ITG Group Corp., Ltd. 1945.0 2013-10 2013-10

For importations of subject goods produced or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued its own amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 1,945.0 Renminbi per metric tonne.

Disclosure of Normal Values and Amounts of Subsidy

The liability for anti-dumping and countervailing duty results from the proceedings conducted under SIMA and from the finding of the CITT. Information regarding the normal value and amount of subsidy of the subject goods in question and the amount of anti-dumping and countervailing duty payable should be obtained from the exporter. Related information may be made available to importers on a need-to-know basis in accordance with the provisions of Memorandum D14-1-2, Disclosure of Normal Values, Export Prices, and Amounts of Subsidy Established Under the Special Import Measures Act to Importers.

For information on duty assessment, refer to the Guide for self-assessing SIMA duties.

Information Required on Customs Documents

The import documentation should include the information listed below. Failure to provide this information may result in the application of penalties to the importer, pursuant to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).

The import documentation should clearly indicate the following:

  • Confirmation whether the product is subject to SIMA duties
  • name and address of producer/manufacturer
  • name and address of vendor (if different from the producer)
  • customer's name and address
  • Canadian importer's name and address (if different from the customer)
  • full product description of the goods, including:
    • Silicon Content
    • Iron Content
    • Aluminum Content
    • Calcium Content
    • Phosphorus Content
    • Size
  • date of sale, date of shipment
  • quantity (including, the unit of measure)
  • unit selling price, total selling price
  • currency of settlement used (e.g., US$, CDN$, etc.)
  • terms and conditions of sale (e.g., FOB, CIF, etc.)
  • all costs, expenses, and charges incurred by the exporter and vendor in the shipment of the subject goods to Canada from the point of direct shipment (including, the inland and ocean freight, insurance, etc.)
  • the amount of any export taxes applicable to the goods.
Appeal Decisions Relating to Subjectivity

Summaries of appeal decisions made by the CBSA respecting whether an imported good is subject to this measure in force can be found on the SIMA Appeals page.

Email for Duty Assessment Questions

Trade_Programs-Programmes_commerciaux@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

CBSA Reference Number(s)
  • Dumping file #: 4214-39
  • Dumping case #: AD1400
  • Subsidy file #: 4218-37
  • Subsidy case #: CV136
CITT Reference Number(s)
  • NQ-2013-003
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