US proposes ‘low’ 7.4% duty on Malaysian silicon imports

The US Department of Commerce has proposed a 7.4% duty on all imports of silicon metal from Malaysia – the last of the preliminary duty determinations in a trade case involving four countries and one that sources described to Fastmarkets as “low”.

A decision on Malaysian silicon was delayed at the domestic-producer petitioners’ request, the government said in late November last year.
Commerce recently imposed preliminary duties approaching 48% on two of the other nations under investigation for alleged dumping of silicon and a notably high 120% in countervailing duty on Kazakhstan for allegedly receiving unfair government subsidies.
“I was happy it was so low,” one consumer of Malaysian silicon said of the anti-dumping duty.

As word got out late on Wednesday January 27, several other sources also characterized the Malaysian duty as relatively low...


Orla O'Sullivan

January 28, 2021

02:50 GMT

New York