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Ferroglobe Confirms Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations

Ferroglobe Confirms Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations

 

LONDON, March 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) ("Ferroglobe" or the "Company") welcomes the Department of Commerce's ("DOC") final determinations in the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty actions against silicon metal imports from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway.

The DOC initiated its investigations in response to a petition filed by Globe Specialty Metals, Inc., a subsidiary of Ferroglobe, alleging that the imports from Australia, Brazil, and Norway were being dumped (sold at unfairly low import prices) and that the imports from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan were being unfairly subsidized.

The DOC issued affirmative antidumping determinations covering the imports from Australia, Brazil, and Norway with the following duty rates (compared to the preliminary rates issued in October 2017):

Country   Producer   Final Duty Rate   Preliminary Duty Rate
Australia     Simcoa:    51.28%   20.79%
    All others:    41.73 %   20.79%
Brazil    Palmyra:    68.97%   56.78%
    LIASA:    134.92%   134.92%
    All others:    68.97%   56.78%
Norway   Elkem:   3.22%   3.74%
    All others:   3.22%   3.74%

 

The DOC also issued affirmative countervailing duty determinations covering the imports from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan, with the following duty rates:

Country   Producer   Final Duty Rate   Preliminary Duty Rate
Australia     Simcoa:    14.78%   16.23%
    All others:    14.78 %   16.23%
Brazil    Palmyra:    2.44%   3.69%
    LIASA:    52.51%   52.07%
    All others:    2.44%   3.69%
Kazakhstan    Tau Ken Temir:    100.00%   120.00%
    All others:    100.00%   120.00%


The determinations are likely to be published next week. 

On a combined basis, the cash deposit rates resulting from the combined antidumping and countervailing duty determinations are as follows:  Australia — Simcoa 66.06% and all other companies 56.51%; Brazil — LIASA 186.00%, Palmyra — 71.31%, all other companies 71.31%; Kazakhstan  Tau-Ken Temir and all other companies 100%; Norway — Elkem and all other companies 3.22%.

Based on official United States import data for 2017, more than 70% of silicon metal imports into the U.S. are covered by these determinations. 

The last step in the case will be the U.S. International Trade Commission's final injury determination.  The Commission vote is currently scheduled for March 23, 2018. 

Ferroglobe's Executive Chairman, Javier López Madrid, commented, "We welcome the affirmative final determinations issued by the Department of Commerce and we appreciate their dedicated work on these investigations. These determinations will help ensure that silicon metal imports from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway will be sold in the United States at fair prices.  We remain committed to protecting our operations and workers in the U.S. so that we can compete with foreign producers on a level playing field."

The DOC's statement regarding the final determinations will be published at: https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but are based on certain assumptions of management and describe the Company's future plans, strategies and expectations. Forward-looking statements often use forward-looking terminology, including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "guidance", "intends", "likely", "may", "plan", "potential", "predicts", "seek", "will" and words of similar meaning or the negative thereof.

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All information in this press release is as of the date of its release. Ferroglobe does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect new information, events or circumstances arising after the date of this press release. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement which are made only as of the date of this press release.

INVESTOR CONTACT:

Ferroglobe PLC 
Joe Ragan, US: +1 917 209 8581 UK: +44 (0) 7828 227 688 
Chief Financial Officer 
Email: jragan@ferroglobe.com

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