Ongoing trade defence procedures

Further to EUROALLIAGES request, the European Commission has opened an AD investigation concerning imports of SiMn originating in India.

According to the rules, provisional AD measures can be expected 9 months after initiation (but the provisional stage is not mandatory).

A final decision is expected 15 months after initiation.


EUROALLIAGES, on behalf of EU producers of Silicon, lodged end of February 2015 an expiry review AD request concerning imports of Silicon originating in China.

Substantial dumping margins were found, despite the existence of the AD measures.

The existence of huge overcapacities in China was also an argument supporting the likelihood of recurrence of injury to EU producers.

EUROALLIAGES is confident that all allegations will be confirmed throughout the AD proceeding.