August 16, 2013
News Release 13-081
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1224-1225 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of these products, with its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about December 26, 2013.

The Commission's public report Ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1224-1225 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4426, September 2013) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after October 1, 2013, by emailing, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela
Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1224 and 1225 (Preliminary)

Product Description: Ferrosilicon subject to these investigations is an alloy of silicon and iron, used as an additive in steelmaking and in the production of iron castings. The subject product includes all grades and sizes of ferrosilicon, including ferrosilicon briquettes, except for ferrosilicon containing 3 percent or more of magnesium.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Globe Specialty Metals, Inc., New York, NY; CC Metals and Alloys, LLC,
       Calvert City, KY; the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing,
       Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW); and the
       International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement
       Workers of America (UAW).   
3. Preliminary investigation instituted by the USITC:  July 19, 2013.
4. Commission's conference:  August 9, 2013.
5. USITC vote:  August 30, 2013.
6. USITC determinations due:  September 3, 2013.
7. USITC views due:  September 10, 2013.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of producers in 2012:  Two.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Kentucky, and Ohio.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2012: (1)
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2012: (1)
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2012: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. From the subject countries during 2012:  $198.5 million.
2. From other countries during 2012:  $152.3 million.
3. Principal sources during 2012:  Russia, Venezuela, China, Canada.

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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