Ferroglobe Confirms Affirmative Determination in Sunset Review of U.S. Antidumping Order on Silicon Metal from China

LONDON, May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) (“Ferroglobe”) welcomes the favorable U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) determination in the sunset review of the U.S antidumping duty order covering imports of silicon metal from China.

By a unanimous (4-0) vote, the ITC determined that revoking the existing order on silicon metal from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic silicon metal industry. 

U.S. law requires the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) and the ITC to conduct sunset reviews of existing antidumping orders every five years.  Under the law, the DOC must revoke an existing order unless the DOC and ITC determine that revoking the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping (DOC) and material injury (ITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.  On June 27, 2017, the DOC determined that revocation of the order covering imports from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.

As a result of the affirmative DOC and ITC determinations, the U.S. antidumping order on imports from China will remain in place.

With the exception of one Chinese supplier, the order requires cash deposits of antidumping duties at a 139.49 percent rate when silicon metal imports from China enter the United States.  Imports from one company (Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co., Ltd.) are subject to a 48.64 percent cash deposit rate. 

Ferroglobe’s Executive Chairman, Javier López Madrid, commented, “We welcome the affirmative final determination issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the sunset review of the antidumping order on silicon metal from China.  We advocated maintaining the order in place to protect our operations and workers in the United States from being harmed by unfairly low priced Chinese imports.  This decision will ensure that Chinese silicon metal imports are fairly traded and will allow us to compete in the U.S. market on a level playing field.”

The ITC’s press release regarding the affirmative sunset review determination will be published at:  https://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/news_release_index.htm. The ITC’s public report explaining the basis for the determination is scheduled to be released on May 14, 2018.  When available, the report may be accessed on the ITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.

About Ferroglobe
Ferroglobe PLC is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon metal, silicon-based specialty alloys and ferroalloys serving a customer base across the globe in dynamic and fast-growing end markets, such as solar, automotive, consumer products, construction and energy. The company is based in London. For more information, visit http://investor.ferroglobe.com/.

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