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Ferrosilicon from Venezuela Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

August 26, 2014
News Release 14-086
Inv. No. 731-TA-1225 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Ferrosilicon from Venezuela Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of ferrosilicon from Venezuela that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the negative.

As a result of the USITC's negative determination, no antidumping duty order will be issued.

The Commission's public report Ferrosilicon from Venezuela (Investigation No. 731-TA-1225 (Final), USITC Publication 4490, September 2014) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available after September 30, 2014. After that date, it may be accessed on the USITC website at: http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_log list.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Ferrosilicon from Venezuela
Investigation No. 731-TA-1225 (Final)

Product Description: The merchandise covered by these investigations is all forms and sizes of ferrosilicon, regardless of grade, including ferrosilicon briquettes. Ferrosilicon is a ferroalloy containing by weight 4 percent or more iron, more than 8 percent but not more than 96 percent silicon, 3 percent or less phosphorus, 30 percent or less manganese, less than 3 percent magnesium, and 10 percent or less any other element. The merchandise covered also includes product described as slag, if the product meets these specifications.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations:  Final 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. USITC hearing:  July 29, 2014.
5. USITC vote:  August 26, 2014.
6. USITC determinations due:  September 8, 2014.
7. Scheduled date for USITC views:  September 8, 2014.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of producers in 2013:  Two.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Alabama, Kentucky, and Ohio.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013: (1)
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: (1)
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2013: (1)

U.S. Imports:

1. From the subject country during 2013:  $44.8 million.
2. From other countries during 2013:  $270.0 million.
3. Principal sources during 2013, by value:  Russia, China, Venezuela, Canada.

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

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