Ryan’s Notes
February 23, 2015

Felman files AD suit against Australian SiMn

Felman Production reported this week that the US-based silicomanganese producer has filed an anti-dumping petition with the US Department of Commerce and US International Trade Commission (USITC). The petition alleges that dumped imports of Australian silicomanganese are causing material injury to the company's West Virginia operations, as well as harm to the greater US silicomanganese industry.

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Platts
February 20, 2015
By Bob Matyi

Felman shuts one SiMn furnace at New Haven for maintenance

Felman Production said February 20 it had temporarily idled one of two operating electric-arc furnaces at its 105,000 mt/year New Haven, West Virginia, plant for maintenance and upgrades, a move expected to reduce its output of silicomanganese for approximately 10 weeks.

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AMM
February 20, 2015
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Felman accuses Australia of dumping

NEW YORK - Felman Production LLC has filed a trade complaint alleging that dumped imports of silicomanganese from Australia are causing material injury to its manufacturing operations and the U.S. silicomanganese industry in general.

The New Haven, W.Va.-based subsidiary of Miami-based Georgian American Alloys Inc. filed the petition in response to what it called "large and increasing volumes of low-priced imports of silicomanganese" from Australia's only producer, Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Co. (Temco).

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Reuters
February 19, 2015
By Krista Hughes

W. Virginia firm seeks U.S. investigation of silicomanganese imports

12:50 pm --  WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. manufacturer on Thursday asked U.S. officials to investigate cheap imports of silicomanganese from Australia, the first step in a trade dispute that could lead to import duties on the products.

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Law360
February 19, 2015
By Alex Lawson

US Alloy Producer Targets BHP Unit For Anti-Dumping Duties

A West Virginia manufacturer on Thursday lodged petitions with U.S. trade authorities that could lead to hefty tariffs on a BHP Billiton Ltd. subsidiary's shipments of a critical alloy additive used in steel production, alleging that the foreign company has sold its product in the U.S. at unfairly low prices.

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