ITC Finds U.S. Silicon Metal Producers Injured by Imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan
The ITC’s preliminary decision follows a
“Unfair and illegal trade practices can have devastating effects, not just on the businesses and workers directly and most immediately impacted – the local communities and the entire economy also suffer from the fallout,” said
Now that the ITC has made its initial determination, duties could be imposed on imports from
“Today’s vote reaffirms what
Silicon metal is an important element added to various grades of aluminum alloys used in performance applications such as automotive components and aerospace products. Silicon metal also is a critical raw material in the production of silicone compounds used in numerous products including sealants, adhesives, rubber gaskets, caulking compounds, lubricants, food additives, coatings, polishes, and cosmetics, among others. In addition, silicon metal is the base material in the production of polysilicon, a purified form of silicon used in solar cells and semi-conductors.
Source: Ferroglobe PLC