Globe sparks probe into China silicon shipments

Apr 23, 2013 | 04:42 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Globe Specialty Metals, Jeff Bradley, Quebec Silicon, trade petition, Canada Border Services Agency, CBSA, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, CITT silicon

CHICAGO — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) have initiated an anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation into imports of Chinese silicon.

The investigation follows a complaint by Becancour, Quebec-based Quebec Silicon LP, which is majority-owned by Globe Specialty Metals Inc., New York.

"For years, Chinese exporters have targeted Canada and sold silicon metal at prices that decimated the market," Globe chief executive officer Jeff Bradley said in a statement. "Globe has a policy of defending its investments and workers by pursuing, when appropriate, trade measures in response to companies that sell their products at dumped prices and countries that subsidize their exports."....

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