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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Silicon Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland

Preliminary Determination in the Antidumping Investigation of Silicon Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland

On December 8, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of silicon metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
Bosnia and Herzegovina R-S Silicon D.O.O [1] 21.41% [2]
All Others 21.41%
Iceland PCC Bakki Silicon hf [1] 47.54% [2]
All Others 37.83%

[1] Mandatory Respondent
[2] Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference

Event AD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed June 30, 2020
DOC Initiation Date July 20, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) August 14, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) December 7, 2020
DOC Final Determination(s) February 22, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) April 8, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [1] April 15, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.

Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Bosnia & Herzegovina Volume (Metric Tons) 6,588 8,205 9,601
Value (USD) $14,483,679 $20,449,848 $19,487,086
Iceland Volume (Metric Tons) 1,358 1,154 6,338
Value (USD) $2,377,973 $2,338,656 $11,550,708

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 2804.69.1000 and 2804.69.5000.)


The petitioners are Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (Beverly, OH) and Mississippi Silicon LLC (Burnsville, MS).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the preliminary determination.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-893-001 and A-400-001 for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland, respectively.

To date, Commerce maintains 539 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 306 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 283 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.