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Silicomanganese from Australia Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

March 11, 2016
News Release 16-030
Inv. No. 731-TA-1269 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
Silicomanganese from Australia Does Not Injure U.S. Industry, Says USITC

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of silicomanganese from Australia 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 determinations, no antidumping duties will be imposed. 

The Commission’s public report Silicomanganese from Australia (Investigation No. 731-TA-1269 (Final), USITC Publication 4600, April 2016) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

The report will be available by April 27, 2016; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Silicomanganese from Australia
Investigation No. 731-TA-1269 (Final)

Product Description: The scope of this investigation covers all forms, sizes and compositions of silicomanganese, except low-carbon silicomanganese, including silicomanganese briquettes, fines, and slag. Silicomanganese is properly classifiable under subheading 7202.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Low-carbon silicomanganese is excluded from the scope of this investigation. Low-carbon silicomanganese is classifiable under HTSUS subheading 7202.30.0000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope is dispositive.

Status of Proceeding:
1. Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2. Petitioner: Felman Production LLC, Letart, West Virginia.
3. Preliminary investigation instituted by the USITC: February 19, 2015.
4. USITC hearing: February 11, 2016.
5. USITC vote: March 11, 2016.
6. USITC views to the U.S. Department of Commerce: March 23, 2016.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of producers in 2014: Two.
2. Location of producers’ plants: Ohio and West Virginia.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2014: [1]
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2014: $464.7 million.
5. Ratio of the value of shipments of U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2014: 1

Shipments of U.S. Imports:
1. From the subject country during 2014: 1
2. From other countries during 2014: 1
3. Leading sources during 2014: Georgia, South Africa and Australia (in terms of total value).


[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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