AMM
American Metal Market

March 10, 2014
By Thorsten Schier

Little impact seen from ITA's FeSi ruling 

NEW YORK - Ferrosilicon market participants expect the recent preliminary anti-dumping decision by the U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) on imports from Russia and Venezuela to have little immediate impact on the market.

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Ryan’s Notes
March 10, 2014

Georgian SiMn strike continues 

Labor strikes in Georgia have reportedly crippled Privat's Georgian Manganese silicomanganese plant, Zestafoni. Workers, and many other trade groups across the country, were demanding better pay and improved working conditions. In 2013, Georgian exports of silicomanganese to the US totaled 105,600 mt, representing nearly one third of total US imports, with Georgia also being the single largest exporter to US buyers.

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Ryan’s Notes
March 10, 2014

US Commerce releases FeSi duties 

The US Department of Commerce released its preliminary determination of antidumping duties on Russian and Venezuelan ferrosilicon. The Department reported 0% duties on Russian ferrosilicon, and 27.27% on Venezuelan ferrosilicon. The next stages of the investigation will take a deeper look into the reported figures, and a final determination is anticipated in May.

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AMM
American Metal Market

March 7, 2014

Initial FeSi ruling mixed vs. Russia, Venezuela 

NEW YORK – The U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued a mixed preliminary decision in an anti-dumping case on ferrosilicon from Russia and Venezuela, imposing no duties on Russian producer RFA International LP but levying a 27.27-percent margin on Venezuelan producers, including FerroAllantica de Venezuela SA.

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Platts
March 6, 2014
By Anthony Poole

Market players see US ferrosilicon antidumping finding having near-term impact on prices 

Several US ferrosilicon market participants believe the preliminary determination giving a 0% margin on imports of Russian ferrosilicon and a 27.27% margin for imports of Venezuelan material, announced on March 5, could have a near-term impact on the US price of the alloy, even though the antidumping investigation is not complete, sources said on March 6.

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