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March 14, 2016
By Anthony Poole

 US ITC finds no injury from SiMn imports from Australia

The US International Trade Commission has determined that the US silicomanganese industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury from imports of silicomanganese from Australia.

The US Department of Commerce made a final determination on February 11 that Australian silicomanganese had been sold in the US market at below fair market value.

Commerce applied a final dumping margin of 12.03% to Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Co (Temco), a subsidiary of South32. As Temco was the only responded to the petition, the 12.03% margin would have applied to the whole of Australia.

Felman Production, one of two US silicomanganese producers, was the only petitioner in the case.

In its March 11 ruling, all six commissioners on the US ITC voted "in the negative," the ITC said in a statement.

The ITC said the negative determinations meant no antidumping duties will be imposed on Australian silicomanganese.

The ITC's negative determination is also expected to bring an end to the investigation of silicomanganese imports from Australia.